The Opening of ‘Ring 2’ Revealed?

Once again JPM – who has a friend that works for Dreamworks – sent me some more pages from the first draft of the Ring 2 script, dated July 19th, 2003. I must point out once again that I do not know this person, and cannot confirm that these pages are the real deal. But I’d like to make it known that I didn’t receive any backlash emails from the last pages I posted about here, which is a good thing when it comes to rumors and such. So read on for the first five pages of Ring 2, and beware of spoilers.
Before I explain what I’ve read in the first five pages, I want to point out that I believe this intro will either be extremely cool, or extremely lame, depending on how much they show. From what I read, they “cut away” at the end, which you’ll understand in a minute.

It opens in at St. Pauls Shelter where a group of “unfortunates” are getting some soup on a cold evening. Three men by the names of Tom, Vince and Pete are talking about how “fortunate” Vince was the past few weeks, because Vince had the opportunity to watch over an apartment, Tom says, “God knows why, but they wanted the old boy to look after their condo for a few days. They were moving out or something.

They talk awhile about this, and how all that was there was TV and a refrigerator. Vince excuses himself and heads to the bathroom, he doesn’t seem “right.”

While in the bathroom, Vince “looks into the mirror, regarding his old, haggard face. There is something else there though. We can see it in his grim expression; in the dark rings around his eyes. His eyes look dilated, scared. Haunted. We can tell he has experienced a horror few have.

Well, something happens that freaks out Vince in the bathroom (I’m sure you can guess why) and Vince heads back out to the dinner benches where he’s breaking out into cold sweats and freaking out.

The TV that is sitting in the corner of the room starts to flicker and then displays the dreaded old stone well. Then a shrieking noise starts piercing everyones ears.

Next thing you know EVERYONE is freaking out, screaming, yelling, and here’s the cool part, “THE SHRIEK OF NOISE echoes louder, cavernous, as Vince and the others in the hall scream as loud as their lungs allow, faces contorted in terror as they suddenly go limp, their heads thrown back, arms slack at their sides..” It then cuts to a flashback of Anna Morgan and Richard Morgan.

How much they show in this scene will highly determine the effects of this scene. Personally, I think it’s a great way to start out the film, by taking the sequel up a notch, but like I said, the director will play a major role in how well this turns out.

Anyways, back to the script, Anna Morgan and Richard Morgan are in another flashback, which like was reported, will probably be cut from the film to make a prequel. Anna and Richard are working with a elder Japanese woman named Chiaka Hara, whom I believe will be doing something to Samara in an attempt to stop what she has been doing. The script pages stop before any details are given.

There you have it, hopefully some more pages will follow. I really hope they bring some of the Japanese aspects from the original Ring into the flashback scenes or prequel, because the ideas behind Samara (Sidako in Japan) are awesome in the original.

Thanks again to JPM