Japanese Horror is Hot in Hollywood

Horror movie director Nakata Hideo (42) is said to be a strong contender to get the megaphone for the upcoming Hollywood remake of “The Ring 2”, the sequel to the 2002 hit based on Nakata’s original. If he does, he will follow in the footsteps of Shimizu Takashi, who is working on the Hollywood version of the 2002 horror flick “Juon” (The Grudge), set for US release this autumn and starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. “Carrie” star Sissy Spacek (53) has been named as one possible member of the cast of “The Ring 2”. Filming is due to begin as early as next month.