Takashi Shimizu’s 2000 film Ju-On brought Japanese horror to the main stream worldwide and by 2004 we had an American remake. Sam Raimi produced The Grudge, which was followed by two sequels. The Japanese franchise has now reached eight films in total and currently we are waiting on the release of Sadako vs. Kayako (The Ring vs. The Grudge) this June.
Now, news has come that a new American sequel to The Grudge franchise is coming our way. So far, details are slim, but the film has been described as a reboot of the franchise but not quite a remake and will tell a new story. I know, that sounds a little confusing. Word is, the new movie will introduce new characters, new locations, new mythology and a new ghost.
Writer Jeff Buhler spoke with Dread Central about the new film.
“Here’s a piece of news, sort of. I delivered the final script in November and worked really hard to get it where it needed to be,” He told the site. “Finally, everyone involved has read it, and most importantly Sam [Raimi] and his production partners are in agreement that it’s awesome. Something Completely new but very much a Grudge movie. Everyone is super excited, and they are going out to directors now.”