Ten Years After the Original, Ghost House Plans 'The Grudge' Reboot

March 20, 2014
Source: Deadline

The Grudge

It's been 10 years since The Grudge hit theaters in 2004, and in the horror world that means it's time for a reboot. Deadline has word that the Takashi Shimazu horror film starring Sarah Michelle Gellar will get the remake treatment courtesy of Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures banner and Good Universe. Midnight Meat Train writer Jeff Buhler is behind the script, but a director hasn't been hired yet for the project. The film followed Gellar as a nurse living and working in Tokyo, who is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another. Read on!

Since the Raimi-produced remake of his own cult classic Evil Dead proved to be pretty decent, this might not be a bad idea. The Grudge was one of many films from the 2000s that remade Japanese horror films for American audiences (it was based on Ju-On). We just wish studios would take more chances on original horror rather than relying on bringing back the same killers, monsters and stories from the past. But it wouldn't be Hollywood if there weren't remakes every year, so we'll just have to deal with it. Do you care?

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Reader Feedback - 10 Comments


Fuck yes I care. Love those movies, originals and remakes. Also, hasn't horror done all right for original IPs lately? Since Grudge came out, a few that spring to mind are Saw, Paranormal Activity, Sinister, The Conjuring, Insidious, Last Exorcism. Partially thanks to Wan, but not entirely.

OfficialJab on Mar 20, 2014


*Face Palm*

Sean Kelly on Mar 20, 2014


I do not care, Ethan.

DAVIDPD on Mar 20, 2014


Oh great lets remake one of the most shittiest remakes of all time. Gotta love your logic Hollywood. And where the heck is my live action Care Bears movie I've been waiting for!?

Ryan Thomas Hardy on Mar 20, 2014


the ring next

Quynh Truong on Mar 20, 2014


Ugh. Why?

Trey Wilson on Mar 20, 2014


I liked the grudge why a reboot? No need.

Jim Dawkins on Mar 21, 2014


Oh for fuck's sakes. JUST BE ORIGINAL PEOPLE!!!! The Grudge was not even that great of a story or horror to merit a reboot.

Rock n Rollllll on Mar 21, 2014


Dammit just come up with New stuff! Has the movie industry become an arraying sea of reboots?

Fidel Reyes on Mar 21, 2014


a remake of a remake hrmmmmm....

Luke Hanna on Mar 23, 2014

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