Deon Taylor to Direct Akuma

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Screen Media Films has announced that Dean Taylor (The Hustle, Chain Letter, Nite Tales: The Movie, Dead Tone) will next direct Akuma (Japanese for “Demon”), a supernatural tale planned for release in fall of 2012.

Taylor will direct the film and produce alongside Roxanne Avent from a screenplay that he wrote with Blayne Weaver and Joe Bockol.
 
The movie, which Taylor describes as a mix between Paranormal Activity and The Exorcist, follows a young Japanese woman, Akira, who is looking to put her life back together after a recent tragedy. As she pushes hard to overcome these problems she soon realizes that she’s fighting something very dark.

It is noted that the film will employ a “handheld style” in the shooting, which will take place in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Japan and San Francisco, beginning November 10th.