JU-ON director Takashi Shimizu has been attached to direct a screen adaptation of Hitosi Iwaaki's manga PARASYTE, according to ICv2.com. New Line Cinema and the Jim Henson Co. will co-produce the live-action film, which will go into production after Shimizu wrapped on THE GRUDGE 2 for Columbia.
The science fiction thriller chronicles the effects of alien spores that land on Earth and take over human bodies. The 12-volume manga series was one of the first series published by Tokyopop (then known as Mixx Ent.) in the U.S. between 1998 and 2002.