First, look of iconic Japanese-American horror stable The Grudge Reboot is out, and the looks make for a compelling interaction with the curse.
The Grudge Reboot’s first look is out which shows the horror saga that began in Japan before coming to America in 2004. The supernatural horror film is back with Sony, giving the franchise yet another stateside prelaunch. The Grudge reboot director Nicolas Pesce says that the franchise is particularly well-suited to spawning additional films.
The movie is coming in the theaters on January 3, 2020, released by Sony Pictures.
The Director’s Insight
Recently the franchise recently released 2 new pics from The Grudge reboot. The photos give us a glimpse of what The Grudge franchise will show us when the movie arrives. With the photos we have received some insights to the film.
The movie director Nicolas Pesce said, “The beauty of The Grudge franchise, both the American and Japanese iterations, is it’s an anthology series. Every movie is a different story of different characters having different interactions with this curse.”
“In today’s age where we’re remaking everything, I thought it would be fun to dive into The Grudge universe where we don’t have to remake anything, but rather a new chapter in this canon,” Pesce added.
The Pics released by Sony
The name ‘grudge’ from the franchise refers to a curse that activates whenever someone dies a particularly violent or horrible death. That location becomes supernaturally tainted, and anyone who enters that place afterward becomes infected with the curse. In The Grudge Reboot, we will have something related to that.
The first picture from The Grudge reboot shows a horrific spirit over an old woman who is scared as hell. The second picture shows star Demian Bichir inside a car, trying to protect himself from the terrible things happening outside. We can see a girl on the car window with her hand full of blood.
The movie concept remains compelling: Pesce
“I think the most compelling thing about the grudge is that it’s inescapable. All you need to do is walk into a house that feels unassuming, and you’re screwed,” Pesce said.
The Grudge reboot movie plot is taken from the time as the 2004 film directed by Takashi Shimizu that starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as an exchange student living in Japan. The cop of the town Andrea Riseborough works on an unexplainable case that leads her to a house that has been grudged.
The Grudge is the fourth installment in The Grudge franchise was first announced in August 2011 to be developed by Ghost House Pictures and Mandate Pictures. It was also announced that the film would serve as a reboot of the franchise; it wasn’t confirmed whether the film would get a theatrical release.