The new film is based on a script from Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train) and is being produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise. Plot details are being kept under wraps.
Pesce made his directorial debut with The Eyes of My Mother, and is currently in post-production on his second film, the psychological thriller Piercing, which stars Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbott.
Created by Takashi Shimizu, The Grudge has spawned nine feature films in Japan – most recently Sadako vs. Kayako, a crossover with fellow J-horror Ring. The English-language remake was released in 2004, and was followed by sequels in 2006 and 2009.