Shimizu's Parasyte Scribes SpeakGoon
Takashi Shimizu seems to be in the limelight once again. Right now he is busy filming "The Grudge 2" with Amber Tamblyn and Sarah Michelle Gellar but he still has several projects that are waiting. One of them is called Parasyte which has been scripted by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. CHUD spoke to them while they were out talking abuot their next endeavor RIPD:
“We haven’t been involved in the project in a while and I know there were other drafts and things, so I’m not exactly sure what direction he’s planning to go with it. I certainly think it can be a very interesting and cool movie. The version we wrote was definitely in the Tremors vibe. It was very much a horror-comedy. I don’t know if that’s [Shimizu’s] direction, or if it’s going to be more straight horror this time around.”
This does sound like it could be a fun idea. I also remember in an interview with Shimizu on the Marebito DVD he was talking about maybe doing a comedy. We'll have to see. I'll keep my eye out for more info on this project.