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A couple of weeks ago news broke that Sam Raimi Ghost House Productions and Good Universe would be releasing a remakerelaunch of of The Grudge. Also announced was that Midnight Meat Trains Jeff Buhler would be writing the script. The original Juon The Grudge was released in 2002 and was written and directed by Takashi Shimizu. If you have not seen the original you should immediately its possibly the scariest ghost story of all time. The first American remake titled The Grudge was released in 2004. Followed by The Grudge 2 in 2006 and The Grudge 3 released in 2009. »
Takashi Shimizu directed both the original Japanese thriller Ju-On and the English-language version The Grudge, which starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as an American nurse working in Tokyo, who is exposed to a dangerous supernatural curse that locks the victim into a powerful rage.
The Grudge earned an impressive $187 million worldwide from just a $10 million budget, which helped establish the viability of low-budget horror films, five years before the micro-budget Paranormal Activity franchise took off. Sarah Michelle Gellar returned for the 2006 sequel The Grudge 2, but she did not star in the straight-to-video follow-up The Grudge 3 in 2009. The Japanese Ju-On franchise has spawned six separate features, with the seventh movie, Ju-On: The Beginning of The End, slated for release in Japan later this year. »
More freaky-balls horror movies on the way: The Grudge is getting a reboot. According to Deadline, Midnight Meat Train screenwriter Jeff Buhler has been tapped to write the new installment in the franchise, which will be the first American Grudge movie since 2009. The Grudge, which spawned The Grudge 2 and The Grudge 3, is itself a remake of the Japanese horror movie Ju-on: The Grudge, which is the third of seven movies in the Ju-On franchise. That's a lot of Grudge! Plenty of Grudge to go around. »
- Margaret Lyons
Jeff Buhler (“Midnight Meat Train”) has been hired to write the script.
The series focuses on the curse of a deceased family’s violent rage that destroys the lives of everyone who comes in contact with it.
Raimi’s best known for directing the “Spider-Man” trilogy.
Buhler is repped by Wme and the Gotham Group.
News was first reported by Deadline.com. »
- Dave McNary
4 items from 2014
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