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The Curse of ‘The Grudge’: The Franchise Will Never Die

EXCLUSIVE BREAKING: Bloody Disgusting has learned that Ghost House Pictures and Mandate are currently developing another remake of the Japanese Ju-on franchise.

Before the 2004 American remake, The Grudge, Ju-on was originally released as two low-budget straight-to-video Japanese television movies in 2000. Three years later, due to the success of the videos, Takashi Shimizu, director of all, made a theatrical version based on the videos, titled Ju-on: The Grudge.

Now, it gets tricky as that version spawned a sequel titled Ju-on: The Grudge 2. A year later Takashi Shimizu directed The Grudge, an American remake. It is based on the theatrical version of Ju-on, but it contains scenes re-enacted from all of the Ju-on movies. (Wikipedia)

Continuing the franchise into infamy, Ghost House released The Grudge 2 theatrically in 2006 and The Grudge 3 direct to video in 2009.

Next up, another reboot, although it’s unclear to Bloody if this is to go direct-to-home video or hit theaters. A Grudge 4 was originally debunked back in 2009. This will mark the eighth film in the franchise.

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  • Tomie Kawakami

    This entire article is bullshit.

    Not only are Ju-on and The Grudge separate franchises, but this is entirely false news and 3 years later nothing at all happened. Roy Lee simply said that he’s thinking about -rebooting- THE GRUDGE (not Ju-on) and this was blown out of proportion. He didn’t even mention any remake.