Ghost House Pictures Developing Another Installment of 'The Grudge'
Frankly, I'm not sure that anyone out there is still paying attention since the last attempt to keep the franchise going in 2009 was a straight-to-video sequel, but apparently Ghost House Pictures and Mandate are currently working on another installment of The Grudge horror series. However, this new film will be actually be series a reboot. This comes after the weird history behind the franchise which originated with two Japanese television movies called Ju-On. Japanese sequels followed, and after The Ring remake hit theaters, the series was prime for the American remake with Sarah Michelle Gellar we know today.
Since then The Grudge 2 was apparently thought to be good enough to hit theaters in 2006, but since The Grudge 3 video release in 2009, the series looked ready to be taken out back and shot. Of course, Bloody Disgusting is saying that The Grudge will simply be rebooted, but without any details as to how or, more importantly, why. After several less successful American remakes of Japanese horror films hit after the surprising reception of The Ring (films like Dark Water and One Missed Call among them), I was glad to see the trend die down, but for some reason this franchise keeps limping forward. However, there's a chance this reboot could also go straight-to-video, so it might not even matter.