The Ring 3-D is This Week's Completely Unnecessary Sequel
by Ethan Anderton
April 27, 2010
After scaring audiences away from VHS tapes forever with the 2002 hit horror movie The Ring, which was a remake of the 1998 Japanese film Ringu, studios murdered almost every single Asian horror film they could find by remaking them in Hollywood. And, of course, a successful horror film can't go with out a sequel, so The Ring 2 followed in 2005. Now they're amping things up with the creepy dark-haired Samara coming out of the big screen to nab audiences as Heat Vision says that The Ring 3-D is on the way with writer David Loucka (Dream House) penning the script, which will apparently be an attempt to reinvent this franchise.
No director is attached yet, but it sounds like Paramount is really trying to steer clear of the reboot framing of this new project, but since the new film is being fashioned as more teen-centric with a scenario involving teens finding a VHS player that still works, it's hard to see this film as any but a new start for The Ring. I'd be happier if they used a laserdisc than just going back to the ole VHS tape. Seriously, how much suspense can we get out of a film whose villain is a dead girl who crawls out of a well, and out of a television screen to kill us. The Ring had its moments, perhaps the greatest being the blink-and-you'll-miss-it flashes of said ring in between a couple scene transitions, but I really don't need more of this nonsense, least of all in 3-D.