New Line has obtained remake rights to 2004 Japanese hospital horror film Infection and set up the project with original producer Takashige Ichise along with Vertigo Entertainment principals Roy Lee and Doug Davison.

The studio has hired Channing Gibson (Walking Tall, Cradle 2 The Grave) to script.

According to Variety, the U.S. version will be set in an isolated hospital where the staff, stymied by mistakes and coverups -- races to battle a deadly infection that turns out to be of supernatural origin.

New Line execs Jeff Katz and George Waud oversee for the studio.