‘The Grudge’ Is Getting A Reboot

By Creative Media Times

Columbia Pictures

Fans of the franchise should be delighted to know that Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe is set to do another take on “The Grudge”, this according to Deadline. Set to direct and write the film is Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes of My Mother). Pesce is currently working a psychological thriller called “Piercing”.

The 2004 horror film “The Grudge” starring Sarah Michelle Gellar is itself a remake of “Ju-on: The Grudge” and was also produced by Sam Raimi together with Robert Tapert and Takashige Ichise.

Directed by Japanese filmmaker Takashi Shimizu, who also is credited for being the creator of the Japanese Ju-on series, The Grudge was released in October of 2004 to boxoffice success, earning $187 million on a budget of $10 million, making it one of the highest grossing horror remakes of all time. This paved the way for a sequel released in 2006, also by Shimizu, and a third film in 2009 directed by Toby Wilkins.

There’s the synopsis of the 2004 version:
Sarah Michelle Gellar (TV’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer ) stars as an American nurse who has come to work in Tokyo. Following a series of horrifying and mysterious deaths, she encounters the vengeful supernatural spirit that possesses its victims, claims their souls, then passes its curse to another person in a spreading chain of horror. Now, she must find a way to break this supernatural spell or become the next victim of an ancient evil that never dies, but forever lives to kill.