Another spectacularly scary Japanese horror movie (so I’ve been told, as if I could ever handle watching this) is getting an English-language remake. I guess everyone’s forgotten about Oldboy already.
Deadline reports an American version of Audition, the Ryu Murakami book that became a cult classic film by Takashi Miike, is coming.
The new version will be directed by Richard Gray, and aside from changing all the Japanese names to Western ones, the plot will remain about the same: A lonely single father is cajoled by a friend into holding fake auditions for a fake movie in order to find himself a real girlfriend. He singles in on one of the lovely young ladies, but it’s just about the worst choice he’s ever going to make.
This spoiler-filled video sums up why it’s so scary and why I probably wouldn’t even go near a sanitized American version with a ten foot pole.