Some grudges never die!
Though the J-Horror craze of the early 21st Century has long since cooled, Sony is pushing forward with plans to reboot 2004’s The Grudge (itself a remake of the Japanese film Ju-on: The Grudge). Though it seems an odd choice for a redux, there’s a solid team behind it; The Eyes of My Mother writer/director Nicolas Pesce will helm the new Grudge film and Sam Raimi’s Ghost House is producing.
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We’re also getting word that the production is circling a potential lead actress: Andrea Riseborough.
Pesce is rewriting and directing The Grudge for Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures. It’s a new take on the 2004 pic (itself based on the 2002 Japanese original Ju-on), which starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as a nurse in Tokyo who is afflicted by a curse that created uncontrollable homicidal rage. Riseborough is eyeing the role of a detective and young single mother.
This project is still in its infancy, so anything can happen before the film comes to fruition. Still, we’ll keep our ears to the ground in order to bring you additional news as details emerge. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the trailer and synopsis for 2004’s The Grudge, directed by Takashi Shimizu and starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, and Clea DuVall.
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.
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