Paramount Sets Italian Actress to Lead 'The Ring' Franchise Reboot

January 16, 2015
Source: The Wrap

The Ring / Matilda Lutz

Last summer brought news that Paramount Pictures was ready to circle back around to their horror franchise that began with The Ring back in 2002 and spawned a single sequel to the remake of a popular Japanese horror film. While there were rumblings that this would merely be The Ring 3, The Wrap has word that Paramount is actually a reboot and it's been given the title of Rings. Director F. Javier Gutierrez, who is no longer helming the reboot of The Crow, will direct the film that still features the creepy well-dwelling girl Samara and the deadly tape that kills viewers seven days after watching it, but there's a whole new cast.

And this news comes with word that Italian actress Matilda Lutz has been cast as the female lead in the film this time. American audiences probably aren't familiar with Lutz, but in Italy, she had a recurring role in a comedy series called "Fuoriclasse" and has appeared in films such as The Fifth Wheel and Someone Beautiful. This could be a big breakthrough in the United States for the actress, but that's only if the movie is good. The script was put together by Akiva Goldsman, David Loucka and Jacon Aaron Estes, based on a 1991 novel by Koji Suzuki, so we'll see how the horror unfolds this time. Thoughts?

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mooreworthy on Jan 16, 2015


I mean good luck to her and all, but what the hell? Nobody in the world wants this remade. When the trailers air it'll be all "Didn't I see this 13 years ago? WTF?" Like Spider-Man but worse, because people actually like Spider-Man.

davidshaw on Jan 16, 2015


I miss originality.

Rock n Rollllll on Jan 16, 2015


I liked them a lot so I'll see it, but I'm having horrifying black-and-white visions of a romantic subplot to come... At least with physical media just about toast, they'll either have a quaint VHS plot, or something with a new twist on the idea.

OfficialJab on Jan 16, 2015


A remake of this already? Sheesh. I really enjoyed "The Ring", its probably the best PG-13 horror I can think of, and is the last movie to really scare me. The sequel was abysmal, though.

Bryce84 on Jan 16, 2015



DaveLister_JMC on Jan 16, 2015


Wow. This seems like a crazy fast turnaround, but then it makes me feel old.

DAVIDPD on Jan 17, 2015



Have Hope on Jan 17, 2015


The remake was miraculously creepy. Why would you want to remake the remake?

ragethorn on Jan 17, 2015


lol - a Ring reboot... well okey dokey then.

avconsumer2 on Jan 19, 2015


Aren't VHS tapes kinda outdated?

TheOct8pus on Jan 20, 2015

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