With shooting to begin this coming May, the Nicolas Pesce-directed re-remake of The Grudge will infect theaters on August 16, 2019.
Horror legend/Insidious lead Lin Shaye recently came aboard with Andrea Riseborough, Demian Bichir, and John Cho.
“We are so excited about this new adaptation,” Producer Sam Raimi recently said. “We went back to the original source material to deliver a relentless supernatural thrill ride that explores the horrors of American suburbia.”
Based on a script by Midnight Meat Train scribe Jeff Buhler, it’s a new take on the 2004 pic (itself based on the 2002 Japanese original Ju-on), which starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as a nurse in Tokyo who is afflicted by a curse that created uncontrollable homicidal rage.
This will be the twelfth Ju-On/The Grudge film, which also has a video game, two short films, and several graphic novels included in the collection.