Ring/Ju-on Crossover Film Sadako vs. Kayako Reveals New Teaser, Cast, June Opening

posted on 2016-02-24 07:35 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New visual for film bringing together Ring and Ju-on franchises also unveiled

The official website of the upcoming Sadako vs. Kayako horror film updated on Wednesday, revealing a new teaser video, cast, visual, and the film's June 18 opening date.

The new cast includes (From left to right):

  • Masahiro Komoto as Shinichi Morishige, a university professor investigating the cursed video
  • Aimi Satsukawa as Natsumi, who sees the cursed video together with Yūri
  • Masanobu Ando as Keizō, a spirit medium
  • Misato Tanaka as Fumiko Takagi, Suzuka's mother

The previously announced cast includes:

Mizuki Yamamoto as Yūri Kurahashi, a girl caught between Sadako and Kayako.

Tina Tamashiro as Suzuka Takagi, a girl who carries Kayako's curse after exploring the abandoned house

The film brings together the iconic horror film characters Sadako from Kadokawa's Ring franchise and Kayako from NBCUniversal's Ju-on franchise. Kōji Shiraishi (The Curse, A Record of Sweet Murder) is directing the film.

The latest film in the Ju-on series, Ju-on: The Final, opened in Japan last June. The film was marketed as the "final" film in the series. The first film in the series received a Hollywood remake in 2004, and had two sequel films. Sam Raimi is producing a planned reboot of the films.

The Ring horror film franchise is based on Koji Suzuki's novel of the same name. The franchise has received five films, as well as the two Sadako 3D films. The first film received a Hollywood remake in 2002, and had two sequels. A new Hollywood film titled Rings is in production, and will open on April 1.

The website of Ju-on: The Final previously ran an April Fools joke on its website that promoted a then non-existant "Sadako vs. Kayako" crossover film.

Source: Movie Natalie

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