Filmmaker Jason Zada has been hired to make his feature directorial debut with The Forest for producer David S. Goyer.

Sarah Cornwell is currently rewriting the screenplay, based on an original idea by David S. Goyer. No plot details were given for the supernatural thriller, except that the story takes place in Japan's Aokigahara Forest.

David S. Goyer is producing with Lava Bear Productions, with Tory Metzger overseeing the production. Shooting is scheduled to begin sometime next summer.

Jason Zada has previously directed a number of innovative commercials and short films, including Take This Lollipop, which has amassed more than 7 million hits on YouTube since its debut in 2011.

Sarah Cornwell is transitioning from a novelist to a screenwriter, with her first book, What I Had Before I Had You, set to be published by HarperCollins in January.