Grudge was supposed to be released on 21st June 2019, but Sony has now pushed the film although the 3rd January 2020. Is this bad news or are Sony hoping for the film to have a similar success to Escape Room in the US?
Remakes of Japanese films are always iffy and 2017’s Rings proved that we’re not exactly rushing out to see more from American versions of J-horror classics… Alas, there is a great director tied to this one.
Based on the excellent Japanese original Ju-On and the 2004 American re-telling with Sarah Michelle Gellar, the film will be directed by The Eyes of My Mother’s Nicolas Pesce. The script has been written by Midnight Meat Train’s Jeff Buhler, who is also working on the remake of Pet Sematary and Nicholas McCarthy’s The Prodigy.
Grudge stars Lin Shaye, Andrea Riseborough, Demian Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin, Jacki Weaver, William Sadler and Frankie Faison. Look out for the film in 2020.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)