No Rings In 2015

Horror sequel delayed until next year

No Rings In 2015

by Owen Williams |
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Announced right at the start of this year, Rings, the new sequel to The Ring, shot in the spring and is now in post-production. Johnny Galecki, Alex Roe and Matilda Lutz head the cast, with F. Javier Gutiérrez directing. We won't, however, be seeing it quite as soon as we thought, since studio Paramount have just yanked it from its November release date. It will now crawl terrifyingly out of cinema screens next year instead.

Walking the line between threequel and reboot, Rings apparently takes place 13 years after the first of the American remake series, maintaining that continuity. Nothing is otherwise yet known about the storyline, but we can perhaps surmise that Lutz will be the recipient of a videotape (or perhaps some sort of updated media) that puts her on the receiving end of a haunting by well-dwelling onryō ghoul Samara (the American version of Sadako). For a proper history of the complete Ring franchise, check out Empire's handy one-stop guide.

Moving Rings from its original slot means it won't now face competition from the Brad & Angelina-starring By The Sea, the Chilean miners drama The 33, and the comedy Love The Coopers. Paramount will be looking for a quieter date, probably in January or February (so it could Ring in the new year! Sorry...), but haven't set one yet.

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