Japanese horror producer signs deal with Fox

Japanese horror film producer Taka Ichise recently signed a three-year production deal with 20th Century Fox. He is best known for producing Ju-on and its sequel Ju-on 2 which have been remade in the US as The Grudge and The Grudge 2. Taka Ichise has also produced the 1998 Japanese hit Ringu, which was remade by DreamWorks as The Ring.

Taka who has produced more than 50 genre movies, is a leading figure in the Japanese horror genre which in turn has influenced American horror movies. Taka is currently developing The Entity at Fox Searchlight. Also in development is a remake of the Creepshow for Warner Bros. Pictures and remakes of Infection and Premonition for New Line Cinema.