Kitamura has developed the project which he will also produce alongside Ring producer Shinya Kawai. The story revolves around a hostage family on the run from samurai zombies.
Kitamura shot to international recognition with sword-fighting splatterfest Versus in 2001. Kiriyama has co-written several of his subsequent projects including Azumi, Godzilla: Final Wars and LoveDeath. He will also be co-writing Yoroi.
One of Japan's biggest indie distributors, Gaga re-established its production division in 2005 and has been developing theatrical features under the Gaga Films banner. It is also working with overseas companies on co-production projects for international markets.