DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the 2020 'The Grudge' film remake almost did not happen because of a lawsuit? A lot of expectations have been set towards the successful horror franchise. 'Ju-On' ('The Grudge's Japanese title) was indeed an Asian cult favorite movie. It has paved the way for successful remakes catered to Western audiences a number of times, one in 2006 and another in 2009. However, one of the film's original producers, Taka Ichise, filed a lawsuit against the upcoming remake which was originally set for a 2019 release. With things all worked out, the 2020 remake is expected to bring back the terror felt by Hollywood fans from the 2004 adaptation. With a $187 million worldwide gross earning, the first American adaptation can be hard to top but director Nicolas Pesce seems confident about the movie.
The director who brought us 'The Eyes of My Mother" seems to embrace the R rating of the new horror flick. This is probably what would make this new venture a more hardcore and scary film than the previous versions. The 2004 movie with Sarah Michelle Gellar was well-received as a really disturbing flick. Pesce, together with Sony, plans to exceed the level of disturbance brought by that film to audiences. With all the scary scenes and creepy subplots that this franchise entails, it is hard to imagine what more can be done to make the film visually haunting. Based on 'The Grudge' movie trailer, the new film seems to not be one of those typical supernatural horror movies we get to see. It seems to not settle for nothing less with its shock factor as well. If the movie indeed lives up to the hype, we might see one of the best American horror films in recent memory.