The Grudge reboot started to gain some traction last month when it was announced Jeff Buhler was brought on as screenwriter for Ghost House Pictures. With three American films and a handful of Japanese Ju-On entries, fans wondered: What more was there left to tell?
Buhler spoke to FEARnet and, as usual, he's commited to secrecy, but he said a few promising things.
“The first thing I would say is that, we’re not approaching this as a remake of the Sarah Michelle Gellar film, or a remake of the Ju-on film. This is pushing the mythology forward, while keeping the concepts and spirit of those movies, yet finding a new way to tell a story within that world, which is exciting."
He then added the film would have…
“New characters, new ghost, and a new mythology. I’m not really at a liberty to say anything more than that for obvious reasons, as we are still in the scripting process. I think letting fans of the original series know that we are not going back to (the character of) Kayoko and trying to mine what’s already been mined is important (though). We are still very early in the process.”
Progress in the mythology, new characters, new ghosts…does this bode well for you Grudge fans out there?