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The Trailer For The Grudge Reboot Has Dropped

The Trailer For The Grudge Reboot Has Dropped

The new trailer for the reboot of The Grudge has dropped.

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The long-awaited movie is a reboot of 2003's Japanese horror Ju-On, directed by Takashi Shimizu - which then inspired an English-language remake a year later.

It tells the story of: "A single mother and young detective, Muldoon (Riseborough), discovers that a suburban house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death. Now, she runs to save herself and her son from demonic spirits from the cursed house in her neighborhood."

Due out next year, the new film is directed by Nicolas Pesce and produced by hammer horror legend Sam Raimi, of Evil Dead fame.

And by the looks of the trailer, it looks utterly terrifying.

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Speaking about the upcoming release, which stars Dude, Where's My Car? actor John Cho, and Andrea Riseborough, Pesce said fans of the series will need to prepare themselves for an utter gore-fest even scarier than the original and that it's not a 'rehashing the same story'.

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Pesce said: "As far as the imagery, it was finding that balance between (old visuals and new visuals). We're finding the key elements that are just how the grudge expresses itself.

Director Pesce says the new movie will be 'way more f***** up' than the original
Director Pesce says the new movie will be 'way more f***** up' than the original

"So much of this movie is about the fact that this can happen anywhere and that it happens everywhere. It can spread like wildfire. Having certain touchstones was important.

"Obviously with a franchise we don't want to throw everything out. There is certain stuff that is fun for the fans to see again in a new context with a new spin."

Speaking to Inverse, Pesce went one further and said his new take on the classic is 'way more f***** up' than the original.

He said: "There's definitely a deeper human character narrative in the movie and just by the nature of being rated R, got to to be - am I allowed to curse? The movie's way more fucked up.

"Not that the wave of J-horror in the 2000s wasn't f***** up. But this is really f***** up."

And for those who think this is just another remake, Pesce has a message.

During a panel about the movie, he said: "The Grudge is like a virus; it's super-contagious. So the fact that it would stay in the tiny city of Tokyo is unrealistic. It exists in Asia, Europe, Africa, in America, because it has spread. I know a lot of people think this is a remake of a remake, which is isn't. This movie exists in the same world as the Japanese movie, we're just adding a chapter."

According to reports, The Grudge is set to be released in early January.

Featured Image Credit: Sony Pictures

Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]