New Line, Hideo Nakata Take Out


New Line Cinema has optioned Out, a 1997 novel by Natsuo Kirino that won Japan’s Grand Prix Award for crime fiction, reports Variety Hideo Nakata is attached to direct, and Joe Forte will write the thriller’s script.

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

The drama, 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.

Nakata, best known for directing the original versions of The Ring and Dark Water, is currently filming The Last 21 Days of L in Japan and Thailand.