Takashi Shimizu to direct and co-write a new horror film for Vertigo Entertainment

Best known as the creator of the Japanese Ju-on series and The Grudge franchise, Takashi Shimizu directed in 2019 a new j-horror movie “Howling Village”. Six years after Flight 7500, Shimizu will be back with an American production…

Produced by Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment and Ozla pictures (Flight 7500), Takashi Shimizu will direct and co-write the new horror film from the Mariko Koike’s famous horror novel ‘The Graveyard Apartment’. Ozla productions (Flight 7500).

With a screenplay written by Takashi Shimizu and Paul Harris Boardman (Deliver Us from Evil). Takashige Ichise (The Ring) and Doug Davison (Old Boy) will also produce along with Roy Lee. Christopher Ball (Prom Night), Yukie Kito (A Thousand Years of Good Prayers ) and Adrian Chaw (Bleach) will executive produce.

Kazunari Ninomiya (Letters from Iwo Jima) has been cast to play Hazuki Kano.

According to, Takashi Shimizu would like to have Elizabeth Gillies to play main role Brooke Kano.

About the story “Hazuki moved into a brand new apartement alongside Brooke his wife and their son Shiro. The building is framed on three sides by a graveyard, Buddhist temple, and crematorium. Sinister coincidences and terrifying experiences pile up as the Kano family descends further into madness and fear.”

About the soundtrack, the composer Alan Tyler (The Diary, Curb your enthusiasm) will create a music score for the film in the Eastwood Scoring Studio in Burbank, California.

It seems that the horror movie is scheduled to release in late 2021 in the U.S.

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Written by Mitchell Wells

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