Takashi Shimizu’s 7500 Finally Gets A US Release Date

Director Takashi Shimizu’s long-delayed horror flick 7500 is finally on its way to theaters in the US.

The Grudge filmmaker’s English-language debut was originally scheduled to hit theaters last year. Although it seemed as though the supernatural thriller was poised to take flight, the release was ultimately bumped to an unspecified date in 2013.

Fans of the acclaimed Japanese director wondered if the flick would ever see the light of day in North America. Although nothing about the flick’s release has been confirmed by the folks at CBS Films, star Scout Taylor-Compton updated her followers with a tweet over the weekend.

“7500 hits theaters in October! Good day for news,” the actress tweeted.

Takashi Shimizu’s horror flick tells the story of a group of passengers who discover something sinister aboard a trans-Pacific flight. Since the production is billed as a scary movie, chances are a number of these individuals won’t reach their intended destination.

As Cinema Blend points out, October isn’t exactly overflowing with horror movies this year. Since the Paranormal Activity franchise is sitting this Halloween out, there’s a noticeable gap in genre-related entertainment. Hopefully 7500 will be worth the price of a trip to the theaters.

In addition to Shimizu’s long-awaited English-language endeavor, director Jonathan Levine’s 2006 horror flick All the Boys Love Mandy is finally getting a proper theatrical release in the US this October. The film stars Anson Mount, Whitney Able, Luke Grimes, and a very young Amber Heard.

If those movies aren’t floating your proverbial boat, then perhaps you’ll have more fun watching director Kimberly Peirce’s adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel Carrie. The film stars Kick-Ass alum Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, and Arrested Development star Judy Greer.

Are you a fan of director Takashi Shimizu’s horror movies? Do you plan to check out 7500 when it finally arrives in US theaters this October?

[Image via CBS Films]

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