In what is probably the most shocking bit of news today: Japan is actually taking a page from a recent American movie trend. They’re going 3D!
According to Screen Daily, Takashi Shimizu (Ju-On and the American remake The Grudge) has begun filming The Shock Labyrinth about a group of teenagers dealing with the sudden return of a friend who went missing a decade ago. When the friend falls ill, they take her to a hospital but end up trapped in a labyrinthine haunted house.
For the titular labyrinth the filmmakers drew inspiration from a Japanese amusement park, Fuji Q High Land, to create their spook house. They’re even shooting much of the film there during the park’s off hours.
The Shock Labyrinth is produced by Satoru Ogura of production house Ogura Jimusyho and Asmik Ace’s Masayuki Tanishima and Dai Miyazak. No word on an expected release date yet, but Tanishima is adamant that it will see theater screens before James Cameron’s Avatar. No word on whether or not the film will contain the obligatory long-haired female ghost or meowing child.
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