Some grudges never die; Ju-On aka The Grudge franchise is one of Japan’s most enduring horror series with 9 films total, not to mention a gaggle of comics, shorts, and even novels. An American remake launched during the J-Horror craze of the early 2000s was stretched into a trilogy; the first installment was very true to its source material, but the films were never as popular as their Japanese inspirations.
Official Synopsis: Matthew Williams (William Mapother), his wife, Jennifer (Clea DuVall), and mother, Emma (Grace Zabriskie), are Americans making a new life in Tokyo. Together they move into a house that has been the site of supernatural occurrences in the past, and it isn’t long before their new home begins terrorizing the Williams family as well. The house, as it turns out, is the site of a curse that lingers in a specific place and claims the lives of anyone that comes near.
Still, Sam Raimi is ready to give The Grudge another go around, and he’s selected a director to helm his new vision.
After directing the excellent low-budget horror movie The Eyes of My Mother, Nicolas Pesce has been hired to rewrite and direct a reboot of THE GRUDGE for Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures, the Tracking Board has learned. The Grudge reboot comes on the heels of The Ring reboot Rings, which performed better overseas than at the domestic box office.
Obviously, this project is still in its infancy, and anything can happen before this project comes to fruition; still, we’ll be following details of this production closely and bringing you additional news as it emerges. Stay tuned!
If you’ve never seen The Eyes of My Mother, check out the trailer & synopsis, along with a spoiler-free review, below.
Official Synopsis: Francisca (Kika Magalhaes) has been unfazed by death from an early age because her mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, imbued her with a thorough understanding of the human anatomy. When tragedy shatters her family’s idyllic life in the countryside, her deep trauma gradually awakens some unique curiosities. As she grows up, her desire to connect with the world around her takes a distinctly dark form.
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