UPDATE Marc 22, 2015: Rings is actually a sequel, and not a prequel as we originally reported.
It was announced a few weeks back that Rings, the newest incarnation of the J-horror franchise that’s to be directed by F. Javier Gutierrez and stars Italian actress Matilda Lutz, will hit theaters November 13, 2015.
Now, with casting is underway, Bloody Disgusting was able to find out what the 3-D Ring will be about. Our sources tell us that the new The Ring is actually a prequel, and takes place before the 2002 remake that starred Naomi Watts as a woman uncovering the mystery behind a haunted VHS tape. Rings will take place years before the creation of said tape and tell the origin of Samara’s reign of terror.
“Rings” is also the name of the short – directed by TCM 2 and TMNTs’ Jonathan Liebesman – that accompanied the purchase of The Ring 2 on home video in 2005.
Aviva Goldsman, David Loucka and Jacon Aaron Estes all had a hand in writing the script, which is based on the 1991 novel by Koji Suzuki.