Last week while Bloody Disgusting was on the Los Angeles set of Takashi Shimizu’s new film, 7500, we had a chance to speak with Roy Lee about that film as well as a few upcoming projects. While I can’t say too much about 7500 right now, Mr. Lee was needled for information on possible new takes on reboots for The Ring and The Grudge.
“We are looking to do a new version of ‘The Grudge’ but we haven’t decided exactly what it will be. We haven’t decided what it will be. We’ve just put it out to the film community that we are hearing takes from writers on what they could bring to the table and what their thoughts are about a new version of ‘The Grudge’.”
Whatever form it takes, you might want to expect it to be a bit different. Why? When asked about parodies of The Ring and The Grudge, Lee replied “I enjoy them. I find them quite funny. But once a horror genre is commonly parodied in other movies it sort of kills that genre or that specific take on that genre so that once you see it it sort of becomes a joke in and of itself so you have to push to find something new.”
As far as The Ring reboot? “It’s the same thing as ‘The Grudge’. They are hearing takes and actually having a script written just to see if it works to restart the franchise. In this situation we are hearing different pitches and once we hear an idea we really like we will potentially execute it.”
7500 lands in theaters on August 31, 2012. Expect more updates, and our full set report, as that date approaches.