If you dare enter the Aokigahara "Suicide" Forest, remember one thing above all else: Stay on the Path! From Gramercy Pictures comes The Forest, a film sure to keep you from wandering off alone. Set in the actual Aokigahara Forest in Japan, The Forest centers around Sara (Natalie Dormer of Game of Thrones), a young American woman in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared within the depths of the forest.
A supernatural thriller set in the legendary Aokigahara Forest at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. A young American woman, Sara goes in search of her sibling, who has vanished without a trace. Despite everyone's warnings to "stay on the path," Sara enters the forest determined to discover the truth about her sister's fate - only to be confronted by the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who wanders into the forest.
The real-life Aokigahara forest, also known as the Suicide Forest, is also the setting of another upcoming film, The Sea of Trees, starring Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe and Naomi Watts. The forest has been associated with demons in Japanese mythology, and has been the site of hundreds of suicides throughout the years. It was estimated that, in 2010, more than 200 people tried to take their own lives in the forest, 54 of whom were successful.
Jason Zada (The Houses October Built) directed The Forest from a script by Sarah Cornwell and Nick Antosca. David S. Goyer is producing under his Phantom Four banner alongside Tory Metzger and Lava Bear's David Linde. Len Blavatnik, Aviv Giladi and Lawrence Bender will serve as executive producers for AI Film.
The Forest is arriving on January 8, 2016, which pits it up against an untitled Blumhouse Pictures horror movie and 20th Century Fox's The Revenant, which expands nationwide on that date after opening in limited release on Christmas Day. Take a look at this terrifying sneak peek. Do you think director Jason Zada and Natalie Dormer have what it takes to topple Blumhouse on their home turf? One thing's for certain, January is gong to be very scary!