The remake of the hit Japanese sci-fi movie arrives in cinemas – The Hollywood Reporter

Cinedigm acquired the US rights to the Japanese sci-fi horror film Cube, remake of Vincenzo Natali’s hit 1997 Canadian classic of the same name.

Cinedigm will release the remake on the horror streamer Screambox on April 11. Natali directed the original. Cube The film was born out of the Canadian Cinema Center’s First Feature Film Project.

“Vincenzo Natali of Cube is a modern hit classic that broke new ground with its unique production design and groundbreaking storytelling. This new Japanese experience honors the original and delivers what horror fans expect to see,” Brad Miska, chief executive officer of Bloody Disgusting/Cinedigm, said in a statement.

The Japanese remake, directed by Yasuhiko Shimizu, is about a group of strangers who find themselves trapped in a brutal maze with no memory of how they got there. After waking up drunk and disoriented, the prisoners, who seem to have nothing in common, find themselves in a mysterious room inscribed with a strange code.

Trying to escape, they discover the room is full of deadly traps. As fear and suspicion surround them, the group must work together to survive.

Original by Natali Cube the film features seven strangers trapped in a giant cube-like structure as part of a sci-fi survival thriller about artificial intelligence, humanity, and the birth of a race.” new digital”.

The original film spawned a prequel and a sequel: Cube²: Super Cube (2002) and cube no (2004).

Natali acts as executive producer for Japanese remake Cube, starring Masaki Suda, Anne Watanabe, Masaki Okada, Takumi Saitoh and Kotaro Yoshida. Kôji Tokuo wrote the screenplay for the Japanese horror film that grossed nearly $2.5 million at the international box office.

The series is produced by Satoko Ishida and Akiko Funatsu, with Shigeaki Yoshida also executive producing.

The U.S. deal was negotiated between Brandon Hill, Cinedigm’s chief acquisition officer, and Meri Koyama, head of sales for Shochiku Co.

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