Takashi Shimizu’s “7500” finally flying into U.S. releaseMovies/TV,News Michael Gingold
Over four years after it was filmed, and after a few theatrical release dates were announced and bounced, Takashi Shimzu’s airborne horror film 7500 is finally coming in for a Stateside landing with a new title.
Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced that it will release the movie, now known as FLIGHT 7500, on DVD + Digital and Digital HD April 12. Scripted by Craig Rosenberg of THE UNINVITED and THE QUIET ONES, and produced by Roy Lee and Taka Ichise (both veterans of Shimizu’s JU-ON/THE GRUDGE franchise), it stars Leslie Bibb, Jerry Ferrara, Ryan Kwanten, Amy Smart, Jamie Chung and Johnathon Schaech. The synopsis: “On a flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo, a plane is shaken by severe weather. When the turbulence subsides, a passenger suddenly dies—and a supernatural force is unleashed, overtaking the passengers as they desperately fight to figure out what it is and how to stop it.” The DVD will present FLIGHT 7500 in 16×9-enhanced 1.78:1 widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, accompanied by an “Inside FLIGHT 7500” featurette, and retails for $19.98.