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The Grudge Reboot Recruits Nicolas Pesce To Write And Direct

7 July 2017 6:59 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

True to its name, The Grudge is a cult horror franchise that refuses to relent.

Not since the release of 2009’s lacklustre The Grudge 3 have we welcomed a new entry into the supernatural series, but that’s all about to change very soon. According to Deadline, The Eyes of My Mother filmmaker Nicolas Pesce has climbed aboard to write and direct The Grudge for Ghost House Pictures, which will be based on a spec script from Midnight Meat Train writer, Jeff BuhlerSam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Taka Ichise are all on board to produce the horror reboot, working in tandem with executive producers Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane.

Little is currently known about the plot, but it’s safe to assume that Ghost House Pictures’ reimagining of The Grudge will chronicle the titular entity as it moves from one grief-stricken victim to another, leaving »

- Michael Briers

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The Grudge Reboot Gets Eyes of My Mother Director

6 July 2017 6:56 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Nearly six years after The Grudge reboot was first announced by Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures, a director has finally been found. Filmmaker Nicolas Pesce, whose critically-acclaimed directorial debut The Eyes Of My Mother debuted at Sundance last year, has signed on to direct The Grudge reboot, and rewrite the script. While no production schedule or release date has been announced yet, it seems this horror reboot is finally moving forward in the right direction, after years of languishing in development hell.

Deadline reports that Nicolas Pesce will rewrite the existing script, which was first worked on by Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train), who came aboard to write the script in 2014. No details have been given about the existing script, or Nicolas Pesce's new vision for the project, or how it may diverge from the original Japanese movie, or the American remake. The original Japanese movie, Ju-on: The Grudge »

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‘The Grudge’ Reboot Taps ‘Eyes of My Mother’ Director Nicolas Pesce

6 July 2017 5:28 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe have hired Nicolas Pesce to direct its reboot of “The Grudge.”

Pesce, who made his feature directorial debut last year on the horror vehicle “The Eyes of My Mother,” will also rewrite the script from Jeff Buhler.

The reboot began development in 2014. The producers are Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Taka Ichise, with Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake, and Nathan Kahane executive producing.

The Grudge,” starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, was released in 2004 by Sony as a remake of the 2002 Japanese film “Ju-on: The Grudge.” Takashi Shimizu directed both movies.

Sony released “The Grudge 2” in 2006 and “The Grudge 3” in 2009. The original, starring Gellar as a nurse in Tokyo afflicted by a curse, grossed $187 million worldwide.

The series focuses on a deceased family’s violent rage, which destroys the lives of everyone who comes in contact with it. Erin Westerman and Romel Adam will oversee the movie for »

- Dave McNary

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Lionsgate Nabs Rights to James Wan's 'Smart House'

20 April 2017 10:18 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Lionsgate has acquired the rights to the thriller Smart House, based on an original idea by Saw co-creator James Wan.

Alexandre Aja (Piranha 3D, The Hills Have Eyes) will direct the film, based on a script by Brad Keene (The Grudge 3, From Within).

The genre title will be released by the studio's Summit Entertainment label. Wan will also produce the film under his Atomic Monster company banner, with head of production Michael Clear overseeing the project. 

Aja is also a producer on Smart House, along with Gregory Levasseur (Piranha 3D, Mirrors). The pic will portray a world of smart »

- Etan Vlessing

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