We told you last year that a feature film adaptation of the popular manga series Ghost Hunt was in the works, and today comes word that two new actresses have joined the hunt. Read on!
Bloody Disgusting reports that 24-year-old French model Theo Gauchet and Sanae Tsukamoto (Death Tube) have signed on for roles in the film, which is set for a summer 2014 release in Japan.
They join the previously announced Akiko Maya Egami (aka Maya Fukuzawa) as the Mai Taniyama character, Mizuki Yamamoto as Masako Hara, and Yosuke Kawamura as Houshou Takigawa.
Following the ghost hunting exploits of a group of psychics and spiritualists throughout Japan, the story has previously been remade into a radio and anime series as well. Director Yoshitaka Yamaguchi was formerly assistant director to Miike Takashi on films such as Yatterman and God’s Puzzle. Yamaguchi’s directing credits include the film Arcana and TV series “Neko Zamurai.”
The Ghost Hunt film screenplay is written by Atsuyuki Shimoda and Shotaro Oikawa, based on the original novel by Kuyumi Oni and the manga by Shiho Inada.
Shimoda, whose credits include Sadako 3D (oh no) and Doppelganger, is also producing. Shinichiro Inoue is attached as executive producer, and Adrian Chaw is co-executive producer.
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