F. Javier Gutierrez's 'Rings' is Prequel to 'The Ring' Coming This Fall
Last fall brought news of another film in The Ring franchise, and then a report from earlier this year revealed that film would be called Rings, and it would actually be a reboot of the horror series. Italian actress Matilda Lutz was tapped to lead the film, but that's all we knew at the time. Now some more details have surfaced from Bloody Disgusting indicating that this will actually be a prequel to the original 2002 film starring Naomi Watts that will take place years before the creation of the tape that kills anyone seven days after watching it. The report says the story will "tell the origin of Samara’s reign of terror.”
Even though both The Ring and The Ring Two gave us some insight into the origins of Samara, apparently there's still much more of that origin to be revealed, thus making the myth of the tape and Samara that much less scary probably. Akiva Goldsman, David Loucka and Jacon Aaron Estes all had a hand in writing the script which is based on a 1991 novel by Koji Suzuki. Coincidentally enough, Rings was also the name of a short on the home video release of The Ring Two, but it's not clear if it'll influence the prequel in any way. Paramount Pictures has Rings, directed by F. Javier Gutierrez, arriving on November 13th later this year.