We’re still waiting for Sadako vs. Kayako to get a proper release outside of Japan – so far the 2016 film has only been released in North America on Shudder. But that hasn’t stopped the Japanese from making another film in the Ringu franchise, called – Sadako! Here is the synopsis:
“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.”
Writers: Noriaki Sugihara writes and Hideo Nakata directs. Lets hope he can recapture some of his old form. It’s released in Japan on May 24.
Short teaser video below.