Japanese Horror Film “Audition” Getting Remade in America

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Kiri-Kiri-Kiri! Audition is getting a reboot for American audiences according to Deadline. The famous film from Takashi Miike was actually based on the 1997 novel by Ryu Murakami of the same name.

In the American retelling, an unlucky widower — named Sam Davis in this version — lives alone with his son when a filmmaker friend tricks him into meeting women under the guise of a movie audition (because nothing says long-lasting love like trickery). Through the auditions, Sam meets Evie Lawrence, a former ballerina with a mysterious dark side. And a mysterious bag.

According to Deadline, what is known about the American remake, it is very close to the Japanese original. The original film has landed on several prominent directors, authors, and actors lists of best horror films for its disturbing content and grisly portrayal the main character’s enjoyment of torture. Will there be severed limbs? We already know the weird burlap bag will be involved somehow so that is promising.

Richard Gray has adapted the script and will be directed the remake. There is no word on when the film will go into production or who the studio is eyeing for the lead roles.

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