Prepare to be scared by what's making noises upstairs rather than what lurks in the basement, because a new Grudge movie is slated to come out next summer.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new Grudge movie is set to haunt US theaters on August 16th, 2019. Considered a reboot for the film franchise that first started in Japan with 2002's Ju-On and in America with 2004's The Grudge (co-starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jason Behr), the new Grudge film is set to star Andrea Riseborough, Demian Bichir, John Cho, and Lin Shaye. The American Grudge franchise currently spans three films and focuses on a lethal, paranormal curse that haunts those unfortunate enough to become ensnared in its rage-inducing grasp.

The latest film in The Grudge franchise is being directed from a new screenplay draft by Nicolas Pesce, the filmmaker behind 2016's The Eyes of My Mother, a big hit on the festival circuit and a film that our own Heather Wixson called "a hauntingly provocative slice of gothic cinema" in her review. A previous screenplay for the new Grudge movie was written by Jeff Buhler, who adapted Clive Barker's The Midnight Meat Train for the screen and also co-wrote the upcoming Jacob's Ladder remake.

A Ghost House Pictures film, The Grudge reboot is being produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, along with Nathan Kahane, Erin Westerman, Schuyler Weiss, Roy Lee, Doug Davison, John Middleton, and Andrew Pfeffer. The movie is expected to begin filming this May in the Winnipeg area.

Following the critical success of The Eyes of My Mother, Pesce released his second feature film, Piercing, which Daily Dead Managing Editor called an "unexpectedly comedic game of murder" in her 3.5-star Sundance review.

We'll keep you updated on The Grudge reboot as more details are revealed. In the meantime, what do you hope see in the franchise's latest entry?

Source: THR
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