Friday, March 21, 2014

Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures to Reboot 'The Grudge'

Deadline recently reported that "The Grudge," the American remake of Takashi Shimizu's Japanese "Ju-On," will be getting a reboot. This time around, Good Universe and Ghost House Pictures are relaunching the franchise, with Jeff Buhler set to write up a draft.

The American version was released in 2004 and starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as a nurse in Tokyo that suffered at the hands of an evil, and fatal, curse. The Shimizu-directed remake only cost about $10 million to make, which is a relatively low budget. The film went on to gross $187 million worldwide and spawned two sequels. Set to produce the film are Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise, with Roy Lee, Joe Drake, Nathan Kahane and Doug Davison executive producing. Currently, there is no director attached to the project, but maybe Shimizu will return to the helm once again?

While it's only been ten years since the release of the American, the success of Raimi's "Evil Dead" reboot is definitely something to keep in mind. Are you excited about this addition to the year of the reboots, or do you think it's too soon and should be left alone? Either way, keep checking back here for the latest info!

-Nowal Massari