With John Cho recently added to Ghost House Pictures’ upcoming reboot of The Grudge, now comes word of another genre favourite joining the picture.
As per Variety, the Insidious franchise’s Lin Shaye has signed on for the redo, joining Cho, Andrea Riseborough, and Demian Bichir.
The Eyes of My Mother’s Nicolas Pesce is on board to write and direct this refresh of an old favourite, with Pesce reworking a script previously put in place by Midnight Meat Train’s Jeff Buhler. The Grudge, of course, was originally released in 2002 under the Ju-on title. That Japanese horror was then given a more Western skew with the 2004-starring Sarah Michelle Geller remake. That, though, was not simply it for the franchise, with a whopping eleven Ju-on or Grudge movies to date, plus several short films, video games, and graphic novels.
This latest take on The Grudge is due to start production in May.