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21 March 2014  |  Written by James White  

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The Grudge Set For Reboot

When the lure of J-Horror was at its height back in the early 2000s, one of the bigger successes was Takashi Shimizu, who adapted his 2002 creeper Ju-On: The Grudge into an English language version starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. Now Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures, which launched with the film, is hitting the reboot button.

Yes, with Spider-Man already on his second modern incarnation, we’ve clearly reached the point where any franchise can, given a couple of years, be reborn by a new filmmaking team.

As for exactly who that will be remains to be seen, but Ghost House and fellow production company Good Universe has Midnight Meat Train writer Jeff Buhler at work on a new script that will presumably channel much of the same story. In the 2004 take, Gellar starred as a nurse with a curse that brought terror into her life. We’re guessing there will be a few new tweaks here and there, and an embrace of new FX technologies that have come along since the film’s release.


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