Two of J-horror's biggest icons are making their return this year, one the upcoming American-made Grudge reboot, and the other being a project we just learned about this week, a Japanese film titled Sadako. As you probably have guessed, the film will center on the terrifying villain from the Ring franchise.
As reported by Moshi Moshi Nippon, Sadako will be released in Japan on May 24th.
The site details, “The film will star Elaiza Ikeda as the main character Mayu Akigawa, a psychology counselor who gets involved in an incident with Yusuke Ishida, played by Takashi Tsukamoto, who will try to fix it. Hiroya Shimizu will play the part of Mayu’s younger brother Kazuma Akigawa who becomes a YouTuber to try and awaken Sadako’s curse. Himeka Himejima will play Jinko, a mysterious girl who lost her memory and is taken in at the hospital Mayu works at. Renn Kiriyama will play Mayu’s colleague Minori Fujii.”
Check out the poster and teaser trailer below!