Johnny Galecki Joins 'Rings,' Isn't a Prequel to 'The Ring' After All
We've gone back and forth a couple times as to whether Rings, the third film in the horror franchise that began with The Ring in 2002, is actually a prequel. Well, director F. Javier Gutierrez confirmed on Twitter recently that even though the film will give more insight into the origin of Samara, it isn't actually a prequel. In fact, Gutierrez says the film takes place 13 years after the events of The Ring, which just so happens to be the amount of time that has passed since the original film. Since this isn't a prequel, I'm wondering how terrifying a video tape is going to be in the year 2015, but maybe Samara has now gone viral.
In addition, Deadline reports "The Big Bang Theory" star Johnny Galecki has taken one of the lead roles in the horror sequel. Galecki joins relatively unknown stars Matilda Lutz and Alex Roe, and he'll play Gabriel, a handsome, pleasure-seeking professor who mentors and helps a couple (Lutz and Roe), likely after they encounter something having to do with Samara's spirit. Honestly, I'm not really sure what to expect from this sequel, but hopefully Gutierrez can inject some new energy into this franchise which seemed to quickly lose steam amidst the craze of Japanese horror remakes.