Critically acclaimed, The Eyes Of My Mother director Nicolas Pesce director has been tapped to direct the upcoming THE GRUDGE reboot for Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures.
According to Deadline, Nicolas Pesce has been set to rewrite and direct The Grudge reboot for Ghost House Pictures. Pesce, who made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed 2016 Sundance pic The Eyes of My Mother, will resuscitate the Takashi Shimazu-directed 2004 film that helped establish the viability of low-cost genre films. The new film is based on a script by Midnight Meat Train scribe Jeff Buhler, and it will be produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise. Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane will executive produce. Erin Westerman and Romel Adam will oversee for Ghost House.
The original cost around $10 million, grossed $187 million worldwide and hatched a sequel. It was based on Shimizu’s Japanese horror thriller Ju-On. In the original, Sarah Michelle Gellar played a nurse in Tokyo who was afflicted by a curse that created uncontrollable homicidal rage.
The reboot syndrome, as I call it, in Hollywood has to stop! These needless remakes and reboots are usually atrocious has Hollywood indeed run out of fresh ideas? Let’s get some of our extremely creative indie film writers and directors a shot in big Hollywood with some fresh ideas. What’s your take on all the reboots and remakes that have been going on the past decade? Share your thoughts in the comment section.
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