First Images and Synopsis: Hideo Nakata’s Chatroom

Best known for his J-Horror classic The Ring, and even The Ring Two, director Hideo Nakata has a new English language flick coming out called Chatroom, and we’ve got the first stills and the plot crunch for you.

Chatroom will have its premiere at next month’s Cannes Film Festival with hopes of bringing it to theaters by either late 2010 or in 2011. Check out the goods below courtesy of WildGrounds.

When jaded teens Jim, Eva, Emily, and Mo meet William online, they’re seduced by his charisma. But William isn’t what he seems. He’s calculating and manipulative and doesn’t have time for people in the real world. Jim is vulnerable and has no idea how dangerous his new friendship with William will be. When Jim confesses he’s on anti-depressants, William knows he’s found a victim. He vows to help Jim get off his drugs, and the rest of the group fall in line. What begins as friendly advice to help Jim becomes twisted, and Eva and Mo realize the deadly game William’s playing, but the wheels are in motion. Jim is set on a path of self-destruction and is going to do the unthinkable. As Eva, Emily, and Mo try to save Jim, William begins a terrifying game of cat and mouse, chasing them across the Internet, shutting down their systems and cutting them off from his victim. Fantasy meets reality when William and Jim are face-to-face in rush hour on the underground. Without the faceless security of the online world, everything becomes real. It’s now a race against time to save Jim, but the clock is ticking… and we fear someone must die.

Hideo Nakata's Chatroom

Hideo Nakata's Chatroom

Hideo Nakata's Chatroom

Hideo Nakata's Chatroom

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