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'Terminator' producer remaking Takashi Miike's 'Audition'

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Beloved horror cult gem Audition will be getting an English-language remake. Takashi Miike’s 1999 film–which doubled as a public service announcement about the potential dangers of piano wire–was based on a 1997 novel by Japanese author Ryu Murakami.

The new film will transplant the story to an American setting. It’s being produced by Mario Kassar, the iconic ’80s-era producer of films like Terminator and Rambo. It will be written and directed by Richard Gray, the Australian director who’s currently wrapping up Jason Momoa’s Sugar Mountain. UPDATE: A rep for Gray confirmed his participating to EW, and also noted that Gray’s wife Michele Davis-Gray is also a writer on the project. A fall start date is planned for the production.

[Via Deadline].