The Ring Movie Sequel Delayed Until October

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The Ring movie sequel is heading to theaters this Halloween.

The Ring movie sequel, Rings, will now hit the big screen October 28, 2016

Paramount Pictures has once again pushed back its upcoming The Ring movie sequel, Rings. Planned for release on April 1st, the horror feature will now target a Halloween release, hitting the big screen October 28. Paramount has meanwhile moved up Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some. The  “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused will take that April 1st spot, arriving two weeks earlier than initially planned.

Rings stars Alex Roe as Holt, a young man who begins to become distant from his girlfriend, Julia (Matilda Lutz), after watching the infamous deadly videotape the series is known for. “The Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki will co-star in the film.

Released in 2002, The Ring was an English-language remake of Hideo Nakata’s 1998 supernatural thriller, Ringu, which told the story of a videotape of ghostly imagery that causes anyone who watches it to die seven days later. Ringu was followed by three Japanese sequels, while the Verbinski version received its own 2005 sequel directed by Nakata, titled The Ring Two.

We previously reported that a key character will be returning to the franchise. Click here to find out who, but please be aware of potential spoilers. 

F. Javier Gutiérrez, best known for helming Before the Fall, is directing Rings, with Academy Award-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman writing the script based on a draft by David Loucka.

Everybody Wants Some, meanwhile, is set in the world of 1980s college life. The story follows a group of college baseball players as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Its cast includes Will Brittain, Zoey Deutch, Ryan Anthony Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, Blake Jenner, Glen Powell and Wyatt Russell.

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