Next year we will be hit with an American reboot of the Ju-On: The Grudge series with The Eyes of my Mother writer-director Nicholas Pesce's Grudge. But if that's too long for you to wait to get your fix of creepy little kids with eyes that are too wide and mouths that sound like cats, you're in luck as today we have word that there is a Ju-On: The Grudge series in the works over on Netflix.
The series was announced during a Netflix Japan event. Sho Miyake will serve as the series director, and it's set to hit sometime in 2020. In fact, Netflix currently already has a page set up for the series and describes the upcoming show like this.
"The J-Horror classic franchise Ju-On was actually based on real events that occurred over four decades - and the truth is even more terrifying."
While that's all we know about the series at this point in time, we do know a bit more about the upcoming reboot so let's talk about that a bit. This new Grudge movie will be helmed by the above-mentioned Nicholas Pesce and will star Andrea Riseborough. Riseborough will play a single mother and young detective who tries to investigate and solve the case of a young mother who murders her family in her own house. As you might imagine, she soon discovers the house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death. And now she must save herself and her son from demonic spirits from the cursed house in her neighborhood.
Director Nicholas Pesce said on his reboot back in February.
"It's a very different take on The Grudge than you know it from the past.[The Grudge, The Grudge 2 and The Grudge 3] will always exist and always be there for you to watch. I think that horror audiences these days are looking for a much more grounded, much more realistic, much more character-driven story in their horror movies. We see what's doing well now and it is these kinds of smarter, more nuanced horror stories, and that's what this is going to be. We're trying to update it for contemporary sensibilities, and we have an unbelievable cast, and I think it's going to be something very different. There are a thousand Grudge movies out there, and we wanted to figure out a way to kind of put a new, fresh spin on it, and it's going to be exciting."
He continued on to say this.
"The movie is set up a lot more like Seven, that sort of movie. There's a cop drama that drives the whole thing, and Andrea is the lead detective on this new case that they've come upon and is the driving force through the movie. She's incredible. She's in absolutely everything and, when you see her act, you know why."
Along with Andrea Riseborough, The Grudge reboot is all set to star Demián Bichir, along with John Cho, Lin Shaye, Jacki Weaver, Betty Gilpin, William Sadler, and Frankie Faison. Sony Pictures Releasing will unleash the new nightmare into a theater near you on January 3, 2020. Meanwhile, this story comes to us via Ramen Para Dos.