Nakata, Ichise crime partners on 'Inhuman'


Two of Japan's top moviemakers are teaming for a horror project at 20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises (HR 6/1).

Hideo Nakata ("The Ring 2") is attached to direct "Inhuman," which pairs him with "The Grudge" producer Taka Ichise, who is producing alongside Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee and Doug Davison.

Regency bought Eric Heisserer's horror pitch "Inhuman," which is loosely based on a Japanese murder case and was brought to Heisserer by Orion Prout.

Nakata and Ichise, two giants of J-horror, paired up on the Ja-panese-language "Ringu" series, which spawned the two English-language boxoffice hits starring Naomi Watts.