Ringu’s Nakata Directing Out


Forte adapting Kirino thriller

New Line Cinema has optioned Out, a 1997 novel by Natsuo Kirino that won Japan’s Grand Prix Award for crime fiction.

Ringu director Hideo Nakata is at the helm, and Joe Forte (Firewall) will write the thriller’s script.

Amanda Stern, Fred Bodner and Julie Glucksman are set to produce.

The first Kirino novel to be published in English revolves around a Tokyo woman who murders her abusive husband and enlists three fellow factory workers to cut up and dispose of the body.

Source: Variety