Grudge (film)

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Grudge
Directed byNicolas Pesce
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Jeff Buhler
  • Nicolas Pesce
Based onJu-on: The Grudge
by Takashi Shimizu
Starring
Music byCristobal Tapia de Veer
CinematographyZack Galler
Edited byGardner Gould
Production
company
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing[1]
Release date
  • January 3, 2020 (2020-01-03)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Grudge is an upcoming American supernatural psychological horror film written and directed by Nicolas Pesce, co-written by Jeff Buhler, and produced by Sam Raimi, through its Ghost House Pictures banner, Robert Tapert, and Takashige Ichise. It will be a reboot of The Grudge American film series, based upon the original Japanese franchise. The film stars Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho, Lin Shaye, Betty Gilpin, and Jacki Weaver.

In 2011, a sequel was announced, with a release date for 2013 or 2014. By March 2014, it was officially announced that a reboot of the franchise was in the works, with Buhler set to write the script. By July 2017, The Eyes of My Mother filmmaker Nicolas Pesce was hired for rewrites, based on Buhler's script, and to direct the film. Principal photography on the film began in May 7, 2018, in Winnipeg, Manitoba and finished on June 23, 2018.

Sony Pictures Entertainment plans to release the film on January 3, 2020.

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Production[edit]

Development[edit]

A fourth installment in The Grudge franchise was first announced in August 2011 to be developed by Ghost House Pictures and Mandate Pictures.[7] It was also announced that the film would serve as a reboot of the franchise; it wasn't confirmed whether the film would get a theatrical release or be released direct-to-video like The Grudge 3.[8] Later in November, Roy Lee, who was an executive producer of the previous three films, revealed that it still wasn't decided in what direction the franchise would go with the fourth installment. According to him, they were still "hearing takes from writers on what they could bring to the table on what their thoughts are on a new version of [the franchise]".[9]

On March 20, 2014,[10] it was announced that Jeff Buhler—writer of The Midnight Meat Train[11]—had been hired to write the script and that the film would be produced by Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe.[12][13] Buhler later confirmed in April that the film wouldn't be based on the 2004 film or any of the Ju-On films. Instead it would introduce new ghosts, characters and a new mythology. Buhler also clarified that while the mythology would be pushed forward, they still tried to keep the "concept and spirits" of the films.[14]

In early July 2017,[15] it was announced Nicolas Pesce, writer and director of The Eyes of My Mother,[16] had been hired as director and that he would be rewriting Buhler's draft of the script.[17][18]

Casting[edit]

On March 3, 2018, it was announced that Andrea Riseborough would be starring in the film.[2] Later, Demián Bichir was added to the film,[3] followed by John Cho[4] and Lin Shaye[5] a few days later. On April 30, 2018, Jackie Weaver, Betty Gilpin, William Sadler and Frankie Faison were cast in the film.[6]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography began on May 7, 2018, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and finished on June 23, 2018.[19]

Release[edit]

Grudge was slated to be released by Sony Pictures Entertainment on June 21, 2019.[20] The film had a previous release date of August 16, 2019.[21] It was then moved to January 3, 2020.[22]

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "'The Grudge' Re-re-reboot Infects Andrea Riseborough - Bloody Disgusting". bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
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  4. ^ a b "John Cho Goes From "Exorcist" to 'The Grudge' - Bloody Disgusting". bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Lin Shaye Continues Career Resurgence With Role in 'The Grudge' Reboot - Bloody Disgusting". bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
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  9. ^ Daniels, Hunter (November 28, 2011). "Producer Roy Lee Talks The Ring, Poltergeist, and The Grudge Reboots, Spike Lee's Oldboy Remake, and More". Collider. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  10. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (March 20, 2014). "Horror Hit The Grudge Going Reboot Route". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  11. ^ Fischer, Russ (March 20, 2014). "Producers Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert to Reboot 'The Grudge'". /Film. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  12. ^ McNary, Dave (March 20, 2014). "'The Grudge' Receiving Reboot From Sam Raimi". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  13. ^ Schaefer, Sandy (March 20, 2014). "'The Grudge' Reboot in the Works from 'Midnight Meat Train' Writer". Screen Rant. Valnet, Inc. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
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  16. ^ McNary, Dave (July 7, 2017). "'The Grudge' Reboot Taps 'Eyes of My Mother' Director Nicolas Pesce". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on May 2, 2018. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  17. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (July 6, 2017). "'The Grudge' Reboot Gets Nicolas Pesce To Direct For Ghost House". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on May 2, 2018. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  18. ^ Squire, John (July 6, 2017). "'The Eyes of My Mother' Director Tackling 'The Grudge' Reboot". Bloody Disgusting. The Collective. Archived from the original on May 2, 2018. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  19. ^ http://www.actramanitoba.ca/whats-shooting
  20. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (October 23, 2018). "Grudge Will Go Earlier In Summer 2019". Deadline. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  21. ^ Miska, Brad (April 5, 2018). "The Grudge Remake Will Infect Theaters In 2019". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  22. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 28, 2019). "Screen Gems' Grudge Reboot Will Now Scare In 2020". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 12, 2019.

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