A New Reboot of The Grudge on Its Way

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A New Reboot of The Grudge on Its WayHot on the heels of the announcement of the latest Japanese entry into The Grudge franchise, Ju-on: Owari no Hajimari (translated: Ju-On: The Beginning of the End), comes word of a new American reboot!

According to Deadline, The Grudge, the Takashi Shimizu-directed 2004 film that helped establish the viability of low-cost genre films, is getting a reboot. Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe will relaunch the franchise, and they’ve set Midnight Meat Train scribe Jeff Buhler to draft the reboot.

The original starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, cost around $10 million, grossed $187 million worldwide, and hatched a sequel. It was based on the Japanese horror thriller Ju-on by Shimizu. The new one will be produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Taka Ichise, with Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake, and Nathan Kahane exec producing. Gellar played a nurse in Tokyo who was afflicted by a curse that created uncontrollable rage and was pretty much fatal.

Pretty soon we’ll be making reboots of movies from last year as the window is getting smaller… and smaller… and smaller…

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  • MonsterMash

    NOOO! Leave well enough alone…. I love those Ju-On movies…. Then again, if Raimi does something cool and new, I guess I’m down… maybe…

    • Christensen

      k but nobody’s touching the Ju-on movies here. A new Ju-on movie is coming out this year. They are rebooting the American Grudge series, so…

      • MonsterMash

        Oooooh… I misunderstood. That’s ok with me lol.