Japanese horror film Birthright to be remade by Paul and Chris Weitz

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

If you thought the days of remaking J-horror flicks were gone, you are sadly mistaken.

Paul and Chris Weitz (DOWN TO EARTH, ABOUT A BOY) have obtained the rights to BIRTHRIGHT, a 2010 horror film directed by Naoki Hashimoto. It was also known as UMBILICAL CORD.

According to Variety, BIRTHRIGHT revolves around…

Blockquote> a young woman invited to stay with a suburban family – who may the abandoned birth daughter of the mother. When the visitor’s secrets are revealed all hell breaks loose.

Dallas Hallam and Patrick Horvath (ENTRANCE) are scripting the remake. All Nippon Entertainment Works (ANEW), a Hollywood and Tokyo-based production house, will produce along with the Weitz brothers’ company Depth of Field.

Source: Variety

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