'The Ring' Circles Back Around for a Third Time with All-New Sequel
There was a time back in the early 2000s when Hollywood was obsessed with remaking Japanese horror films, thanks largely to the success of The Ring directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts. The film focused on one woman's encounter with a video tape that cursed its viewer to death after seven days. That was all the way back in 2002, and The Ring Two arrived a few years later in 2005. Now it's 12 years since the first film hit theaters, and Paramount Pictures thinks the time is now for a third film in the series. THR reports The Crow remake director F. Javier Gutierrez has been tapped to direct the film. Read on!
The first film was quite a hit pulling in $249.5 million worldwide, but the sequel didn't do as well earning only $161.5 million (though that's still a good haul for a movie that didn't cost very much to produce. The studio has been wanting to do a sequel since 2010, but it's just taken awhile to get the pieces together apparently. The plan is to make the film in 3D, so The Ring 3D seems like an appropriate title, and now Samara can actually come out of the screen to spook audiences. No word on where the script is coming from but veteran producing team Walter Parkes & Laurie MacDonald are behind the film, so hopefully they line up someone good. But is there any life left in this series?