I hadn’t really noticed that The Grudge is being remade (again.) I guess the need to remake is to do with the length of time it has been since the fairly decent third film in the American franchise and to introduce the series to a newer, younger audience.
The Grudge thrilogy as it stands are three effective and enjoyable, if unerrated horror flicks and their quality is pretty high. I am hoping that the new remake might reference the three film preivous. All in, it’s good to have another installment in this story.
“Producer Sam Raimi brings us a twisted new take of the horror classic.
Directed by Nicolas Pesce, THE GRUDGE stars Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin with Lin Shaye and Jacki Weaver. With a screenplay by Nicolas Pesce and a story by Nicolas Pesce and Jeff Buhler, THE GRUDGE is based on the film “Ju-On: The Grudge” written and directed by Takashi Shimizu. THE GRUDGE is produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise and is executive produced by Nathan Kahane, Erin Westerman, Brady Fujikawa, Andrew Pfeffer, Roy Lee, Doug Davison, John Powers Middleton and Schuyler Weiss.”