Hideo Nakata Takes The Suicide Forest

Hideo Nakata, the director of the original Ringu and of the English language franchise sequel, The Ring 2, is attached to direct an adaptation of the IDW comic book miniseries The Suicide Forest.

Written and illustrated by El Torres, The Suicide Forest ran for four issues between late 2010 and early 2011. It is officially described as follows:

Just outside of Tokyo lies Aokigahara, a vast forest and one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in Japan… which is also the most famous suicide spot in the entire world. Legend has it that the spirits of those many suicides are still roaming—haunting deep in those ancient woods. This series from the creators of the acclaimed The Veil examines the lives of Alan, an average worker from Tokyo and his rather unhealthy relationship with Masami, and Ryoko, a forest ranger who recovers the suicide victim’s bodies from the woods. We discover that behind Ryoko’s unconcerned surface lies a secret, and these three lives will be forever changed by the darkness waiting for them in the Suicide Forest.

Taka Ichise and Roy Lee will produce will Ted Adams and John Middleton serving as executive producers.