Ghost House Pictures announced that they acquired the rights to Sony’s cult horror franchise Siren. Evil Dead’s Sam Raimi is set to produce the film with Michael Gordon was hired as the lead writer. Keiichiro Toyama, the director of the Siren video game franchise, will work alongside Raimi and Gordon to make sure the movie stays close to the game’s concepts. About Ghost House Picture’s acquisition Raimi said, “Toyama has created an intensely unsettling and haunted world with original images and characters that we hope to bring to life on the big screen.” It’s possible that Ghost House Pictures might be able to do just that. They’re the ones who remade the Grudge for a US audience. On the other hand they did the less than stellar Boogeyman. At least Takafumi Fujisawa, producer of the Siren series is excited. He said, “We are very honored that the work we have done has received the respect and interest of Sam Raimi, an industry icon and man whose films we deeply admire. The entire Project Siren team look forward to Sam’s vision of the world that we’ve created.”
In related Project Siren news, Siren 2 is almost gold. The game is set for a 2.6.2006 release date. Want to check it out? Then watch the Siren 2 trailer.