Grudge director enters Shock Labyrinth

Takashi Shimizu, creator of the Grudge franchise of horror movies, is directing The Shock Labyrinth, a 3-D live-action movie that takes place in a theme park near Mount Fuji and follows a group of teens dealing with the shocking return of a friend they had assumed to be dead, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It's unclear whether this movie is the same one announced earlier this month, but it doesn't sound like it.

Here's what the trade paper reported:

"The production represented a great challenge in creating a brand new way of expressing fear and telling a dramatic story via the medium of 3-D film. I hope as many of you as possible will find yourselves trapped in my labyrinth and enjoy the experience," he said.

The film is in post-production, having begun principal photography in early July.

Produced by Ogura Jimusyo's Satoru Ogura, Asmik Ace's Masayuki Tanishima and Dai Miyazaki, Shock features Japan's up-and-coming young actors including Yuya Yagira (best actor, Cannes 2004 for Nobody Knows) Misako Renbutsu, Ryo Katsuji, Ai Maeda and Erina Mizuno, as well as the celebrated character actor Suzuki Matsuo. The script is by Daisuke Hosaka.

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