Relative newcomer Matilda Lutz has, according the TheWrap, taken the lead in Paramount Pictures’ upcoming reboot of The Ring franchise! The project, formerly known as The Ring 3D, is now going under the title Rings. Although unconfirmed, it looks like the new film will maintain continuity with the previous American franchise entries.
Released in 2002, Gore Verbinksi’s The Ring was an English-language remake of Hideo Nakata’s 1998 supernatural thriller, Ring. That original Japanese film told the story of a videotape of ghostly imagery that causes anyone who watches it to die seven days later. The original film was followed by three Japanese sequels while the Verbinski version received a sequel, The Ring Two, in 2005, which was directed by Nakata.
It was announced last year that Academy Award-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman would be rewriting the current sequel draft by David Loucka. F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall) is directing Rings, which will reportedly feature the return of Samara and a new ominous video tape.
Lutz, who hails from Italy, previously starred in the films Somewhere Beautiful and The Fifth Wheel. You can check out her demo reel (shot for a Victoria’s Secret promotion) in the player below, courtesy of IMDb. We’re fairly certain that viewing it won’t lead to your horrific death seven days later, but we’re not making any promises.
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