WATCH: 'The Ring,' 'The Grudge' spirits battle in 'Sadako vs Kayako' first trailer

MANILA, Philippines – It started as an April Fools' Day joke last year, but it turns out Sadako vs Kayako is actually happening. Forget Batman v Superman, or #TeamCap versus #TeamIronMan, this is going to be one epic showdown – a crossover, if you will, of two famous Japanese horror titles.

Helmed by director Koji Shiraishi, the Sadako vs Kayako places Yuri Kurahashi (Mizuki Yamamoto) at the crossfire between two vengeful spirits: Sadako Yamamura from The Ring, and Kayako Saeki from Ju-On/The Grudge.

The trailer above is in Japanese, but you'll see familiar elements at play, like the cursed videotape and well from The Ring, and of course, the ghostly figure of Kayako from The Grudge.

Both The Ring and Ju-On are massive Japanese horror franchises, which have spawned several sequel and prequel films on their own. This time, it looks like it's going to be an epic showdown in the vein of Alien vs Predator – set to some J-Rock music.

The film arrives in Japanese theaters on June 18, 2016. – Rappler.com