I've been a fan of Japanese filmmaker Ryuhei Kitamura ever since I first saw a bootleg of his film Versus. Since then, I've followed the director's career closely, and have loved almost everything he's helmed (I didn't care for Alive much...). Few people were more pleased than I when he landed the gig directing the adaptation of Clive Barker's Midnight Meat Train. It's a shame that Lionsgate dumped the film so unceremoniously.

According to sources at Cannes, Kitamura's about to get another shot at mainstream American horror success. The director will reportedly be helming the long in development slasher film Black Friday. Bloody-Disgusting got the exclusive details on the project, which should get anyone who loves a good stalk-and-kill flick excited.

The story (which is not about the day of shopping after Thanksgiving...) is set to introduce a brand new madman to the pantheon of slasher film villains, one Tyler Hillburg. Kane Hodder has been linked to the role at various junctures over the past few years, but nothing is set as far as the film's casting is concerned apparently. Even rumors of Lindsay Lohan's involvement appear to be just that at this point -- rumors.

We'll keep our ear to the ground and bring you more news on Black Friday as it becomes available.
CATEGORIES Movies, Horror