The Grudge Director's Delayed Supernatural Plane Horror 7500 May Finally Arrive In October
Fans of Japanese horror director Takashi Shimizu have been waiting quite a while for his return to English language cinema. And while Iím referring in part to it being 7 years since The Grudge 2 was released, this has more to do with his upcoming haunted plane flick 7500, which as been presumably gathering metaphorical dust over at CBS Films, who delayed the filmís 2012 release without following it up with a date that stuck. Thanks to a tweet from actress Scout Taylor-Compton, which we know isnít a reliably concrete news source, we now know that the E.T.A. for 7500 landing in theaters is in two months. Give the tweet a read below.
Having it come out in October makes a lot of sense, given the Carrie remake is arguably the only scary flick getting a wide release around Halloween. The thriller All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, a movie that sat on the shelf a lot longer than 7500, comes out earlier in the month, but Iím hoping they put Shimizuís more spooky film as close to the holiday as possible, balancing it against Ridley Scottís The Counselor and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.
7500 stars True Bloodís Ryan Kwanten and Amy Smart (Columbus Circle), who play a married couple on board a night flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo. Only they might not make it to their destination, as the plane soon becomes a hotbed of ghostly activity. Leslie Bibb will play a stewardess involved in a secret relationship. The film also stars Jamie Chung (Premium Rush), Jerry Ferrara (Entourage), Christian Serratos (The Twilight Saga), race car driver Rick Kelly, rapper David Banner, and Taylor-Compton of course.
Written by Craig Rosenberg (The Uninvited), 7500 first came to our attention back in 2011, when Shimizu started talking about making it his first English film that wasnít an adaptation of his own work, as was the case with his original Ju-on: The Grudgeand the Sarah Michelle Gellar-starring remake The Grudge. It was set to release last August before CBS Films pushed the date back to another tentative date in April of this year, so weíre taking the above tweet with a grain of salt. But considering the delay wasnít reportedly due to any problems with the film itself, thereís no reason to think7500 should stay grounded for much longer.
Relive the filmís slightly interesting trailer below.
This article was first published on August 11, 2013 and was last updated on March 20, 2014.
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