Inside is some news from a local paper in Tokyo named The Daily Yomiuri about Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Productions remake of Ju-on, entitled The Grudge. There is also links to images of Sarah Michelle Gellar in Tokyo around the time of the shoot. The Grudge is set for an October release and stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, Clea Duval, William Mapother, Bill Pullman, Emilie De Ravin, Kadee Styrickland, Grace Zabriskie, Theodore Raimi, Bebe Neuwirth, Takako Fuji and Brittney Powell.
The Z Review received the following scoop, “The Islander has sent in the following info on the filming of The Grudge “I’m here in Tokyo at the moment on an internship, and in yesterday’s newspaper here The Daily Yomiuri, they had a bit on the english remake of Grudge, which Sarah Michelle Gellar is shooting here, a few quotes from the folks involved and a listing of the cast below.
“I wanted to remake the film in Japan because I felt I would be comprimising myself too much to do it in Hollywood. Here, I have more control and I’ve availability to the cast and crew I want to work with – not people handed to me”, says Director Takashi Shimizu, who helmed the original “Ju-On”. “We have Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jason Behr both fresh from very popular television shows and I think they’ll great. This will be great role for both of them. It will be interesting to see Sarah in a different light I think, playing more of a victim than we have use to see her as the Vampire Slayer”.
Shimizu says many of the same cast from the original are back and they have re-created many scenes.
Starring are Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, Clea Duval, William Mapother, Bill Pullman, Emilie De Ravin, Kadee Styrickland, Grace Zabriskie, Theodore Raimi, Bebe Neuwirth, Takako Fuji, Brittney Powell.
I also just found two pictures on a Japanese message board which is of Behr and Gellar at a game here in Tokyo. Here’s the link to the pictures.