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David Goyer’s horror movie The Forest gets picked up

May 23rd, 2014 by Marc Comments

David S Goyer’s script, The Forest, has been picked up by David Linde’s Lava Bear Films for North American distribution.

The movie, set in the legendary Aokigahara forest in Japan which has become notorious for the amount of people who seem to go there to kill themselves. It’s the source of many ghost stories and the movie will be directed by music video director Jason Zada  from a script by Sarah Cornwell who rewrote from Goyer’s original idea.

According to The Hollywood Reporter: “Forest centers on “a young American woman who comes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite everyone’s warnings not to ‘stray from the path,’ she dares to enter the forest to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, only to be confronted by the angry and tormented souls of the dead who now prey on anyone who crosses their paths.”

Curiously, in the trend where every few years two movies come out based on the same  concept – Armaggeddon and Deep Impact, Ants and A Bug’s Life etc –  Gus Van Sant’s Sea of Trees, which will star Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe is set around the same location.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….