Yesterday Paramount Pictures released the new trailer for Rings, their third The Ring sequel that shared the simple rule behind Samara’s curse: you’ll have seven days left to live once you’ve watched her video.
We now have a variant trailer, one that’s actually quite a bit more exciting. It details the marks of the curse, while also revealing that viewers will be taken back to the well in which Samara was murdered. It looks as if said well is now under a house, which would blow my mind considering Ringu was already a rip-off of the 1980 The Changeling, which starred George C. Scott.
Samara is a vengeful spirit (played by Bonnie Morgan) who comes after anyone that watches the franchise’s cursed video, which is now going viral.
In Rings, cursing theaters on February 3rd:
A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before…
Directed by F. Javier Gutierrez, Rings stars Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Aimee Teegarden, and Bonnie Morgan.
Penned by David Loucka and Jacob Estes and Akiva Goldsman, Rings is the third film in The Ring franchise, which began with the 2002 J-horror remake that was directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean). A sequel was released in 2005.