by Chris MaGee
Another much anticipated film coming out this year is Hideo Nakata's "Chatroom", a screen adaptation of Irish playwright Enda Walsh's 2005 stage play "Chatroom". The play, and now Nakata's upcoming film , tells the story of a manipulative young man named William who befriends four young men and women online. William takes special interest in Jim, a depressive University student who he weans off his meds and sets on a path of destruction. With "Chatroom" gearing up for its premiere at Cannes next month the promotional machine is starting to grind out material. The first of this are a series of stills from the film featuring Nakata behind the camera and stars Aaron Johnson, Imogen Poots, Matthew Beard, Hannah Murray, and Daniel Kaluuya. Some very atmospheric and creepy looking images, but with the director of "Ringu" and "Dark Water" at the helm what else could we expect.
You can check out stills and the new plot synopsis for "Chatroom" from Twitch and to get even higher res versions of the same images head to Dread Central. We can only assume that we'll be seeing a full theatrical trailer soon.