The Grudge (2020 film)

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The Grudge
The Grudge 2020 Poster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byNicolas Pesce
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Nicolas Pesce
Story by
  • Nicolas Pesce
  • Jeff Buhler
Based onJu-On: The Grudge
by Takashi Shimizu
Starring
Music byThe Newton Brothers[1]
CinematographyZachary Galler
Edited by
  • Gardner Gould
  • Ken Blackwell
Production
companies
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing[3]
Release date
  • January 3, 2020 (2020-01-03)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The Grudge is an upcoming American supernatural horror film written and directed by Nicolas Pesce and produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Taka Ichise. A reboot of the 2004 American remake of the Japanese horror film Ju-On: The Grudge (both of which were directed by Takashi Shimizu), it stars Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin, Lin Shaye and Jacki Weaver, and is the fourth installment in The Grudge film series. The film's events take place at the same time as those of the 2004 film.[4]

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

The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on January 3, 2020, by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Premise[edit]

A single mother and young detective, Muldoon (Andrea Riseborough), discovers that a suburban house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death. Now, she runs to save herself and her son from demonic spirits from the cursed house in her neighborhood.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

A fourth installment in The Grudge film series was first announced in August 2011, to be developed by Ghost House Pictures and Mandate Pictures.[10] It was also announced that the film would serve as a reboot of the franchise, though it was not confirmed whether the film would get a theatrical release or be released direct-to-video like The Grudge 3.[11] Later in November, Roy Lee, who was an executive producer of the previous three films, revealed that the producers were still undecided on what the fourth American installment would entail. According to Lee, 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]".[12]

On March 20, 2014,[13] it was announced that Jeff Buhler had been hired to write the script[14] and that the film would be produced by Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe.[15][16] Buhler later confirmed in April that the film would not be based on the 2004 film or any of the Japanese Ju-On films. Instead it would introduce new ghosts, characters and a new mythology. Buhler also clarified that although the mythology would be pushed forward, they still tried to keep the "concept and spirits" of the films.[17]

In early July 2017,[18] it was announced Nicolas Pesce[19] had been hired as director and that he would be rewriting Buhler's draft of the script.[20][21] It was unknown whether the reboot will retain the characters of Kayako and Toshio, though Pesce has stated that it will be "[much] darker, grittier, and more realistic".[22]

Casting[edit]

On March 3, 2018, it was announced that Andrea Riseborough would star in the film.[5] Later, Demián Bichir was added to the film,[6] followed by John Cho[7] and Lin Shaye[9] a few days later. On April 30, 2018, Jackie Weaver, Betty Gilpin, William Sadler and Frankie Faison were cast in the film.[8]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography began on May 7, 2018, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and finished on June 23, 2018.[23] Additional photography took place in June 2019.[24]

Release[edit]

The Grudge is scheduled to be released by Sony Pictures Entertainment on January 3, 2020.[25]

Marketing[edit]

On October 28, 2019, the first trailer was released.[26]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Newton Brothers Scoring Nicolas Pesce's 'The Grudge' Reboot". September 24, 2019. Retrieved September 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Long Black Hair Motif Returns on 'The Grudge' Poster Art - Bloody Disgusting". bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Film releases". Variety Insight. Archived from the original on October 21, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "First 'The Grudge' Reboot Images Reveal Evil All Up in Your Face". Collider. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "'The Grudge' Re-re-reboot Infects Andrea Riseborough - Bloody Disgusting". bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "'The Grudge' Reboot Adds 'The Nun's' Demian Bichir - Bloody Disgusting". bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "John Cho Goes From "Exorcist" to 'The Grudge' - Bloody Disgusting". bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
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  9. ^ a b "Lin Shaye Continues Career Resurgence With Role in 'The Grudge' Reboot - Bloody Disgusting". bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  10. ^ O'Connel, Sean (August 27, 2011). "The Grudge Producers Plan Yet Another Remake Of Japanese Horror Story". CinemaBlend. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  11. ^ Miska, Brad (August 26, 2011). "The Curse of 'The Grudge': The Franchise Will Never Die". Bloody Disgusting. The Collective. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ Miska, Brad (April 9, 2014). "'The Grudge' Re-Re-Reboot Will Carry New Mythology". Bloody Disgusting. The Collective. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  18. ^ Stolworthy, Jacob (July 7, 2017). "The Grudge: Hollywood to remake Japanese horror film... again". The Independent. Independent Print Limited. Archived from the original on May 2, 2018. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ 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.
  22. ^ https://www.screendaily.com/features/rotterdam-tiger-directors-nicolas-pesce-on-piercing/5126206.article
  23. ^ http://www.actramanitoba.ca/whats-shooting
  24. ^ https://thegww.com/exclusive-john-chos-the-grudge-reboot-getting-four-days-of-additional-photography-starting-june-3rd/
  25. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 28, 2019). "Screen Gems' Grudge Reboot Will Now Scare In 2020". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  26. ^ Schaefer, Sandy (October 28, 2019). "The Grudge Trailer Teases Sony's R-Rated Horror Movie Reboot". Screen Rant. Retrieved October 28, 2019.

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