John Cho joins The Grudge reboot
Variety reports that actor John Cho (Harold & Kumar, Star Trek) has joined the cast of the upcoming reboot of The Grudge from Sony. Cho joins a cast that includes Demian Bichir (The Nun) and Andrea Riseborough (Waco).
Sam Raimi, who produced the first two installments of the American versions of the horror trilogy, is producing alongside Rob Tapert for Ghost House. Regarding the project, Raimi recently said: “We are so excited about this new adaptation. We went back to the original source material to deliver a relentless supernatural thrill ride that explores the horrors of American suburbia.”
The Japanese Ju-On franchise, of which the film and its previous American predecessors is named, is currently at nine feature films including a “versus” movie with The Ring. The original 2004 American version of The Grudge starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as an exchange student who moves to Tokyo and finds herself tormented by spirits of the dead. Gellar returned for a 2006 sequel, but not for the third film, which went direct to home video.
Nathan Kahane and Erin Westerman are executive producing for Good Universe alongside Schuyler Weiss, Roy Lee, and Doug Davison. Romel Adam is overseeing the movie for Ghost House and Brady Fujikawa is overseeing for Good Universe. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions recently picked up worldwide rights to The Grudge reboot.
The Grudge reboot will begin shooting in May.
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