A couple of days ago we reported that Demian Bichir (Alien: Covenant) and Andrea Riseborough (Black Mirror) had joined The Grudge reboot. Now, news has come that “The Exorcist” star John Cho has also boarded the film.
Cho, best known for his role as Harold in the hilarious Harold & Kumar franchise, will also star in Aneesh Chaganty’s film Searching coming out on August 3rd.
We are so excited about this new adaptation,” Producer Sam Raimi stated. “We went back to the original source material to deliver a relentless supernatural thrill ride that explores the horrors of American suburbia.”
Based on the script by Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train) the film is a “reimagining” of 2004’s The Grudge, which was itself a remake of Japan’s Ju-on.
Nicolas Pesce wrote the latest version of the script and will be in the director’s chair for the film that is the twelfth film in the combined Ju-On/The Grudge franchise which also includes a graphic novel series, two short films and a video game.
Sony Pictures Worldwide recently snagged the rights to the film which begins filming this May. Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will be producing the film for Ghost House. Nathan Kahane and Erin Westerman will executive produce alongside Schuyler, Roy Lee, and Doug Davidson.