According to Variety, Intermedia has paired with Kadakowa USA to produce and finance an English-language remake of the Japanese horror hit One Missed Call.

In the picture, a college student fails to answer a cell phone call because she doesn't recognize the caller's ringtone. Later, when she plays the message, the time stamp is three days in the future and she hears her own voice as she's being killed.

Kadakowa Pictures USA is the Los Angeles-based arm of Kadakowa Shoten Publishing. Previous Kadakowa remakes include The Ring franchise, The Grudge franchise, Shall We Dance and Dark Water.

The original One Missed Call was directed by Japanese helmer Takashi Miike. Pic's sequel, One Missed Call II, opened two weeks ago and has grossed north of $6 million.

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Brian B.