The plans for a full-American reboot of The Grudge saga have been going on since early this decade, and it seems that it’s finally going to see the light. Although not yet leaving the earlier films aside, since it has been stated that The Grudge (2020) serves as an interquel, taking place during the events of The Grudge (2004) and The Grudge 2 (2006). Still, this is the first American film in the saga not to have any involvement with Takashi Shimizu, featuring a new storyline that abandons the Saeki family.
The Grudge (2020) is the first big-budget film of Nicolas Pesce after his awards-winner independent works The Eyes of My Mother (2016) and Piercing (2018). He has also been the author of the screenplay with a story written by him together with Jeff Buhler (The Prodigy (2019), Pet Sematary (2019), Jacob’s Ladder (2019)), based on the characters created by Takashi Shimizu.
After a young mother murders her family in her own house, a single mother and young detective tries to investigate and solve the case. Later, she discovers the house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death. Now, she runs to save herself and her son from demonic spirits from the cursed house in her neighborhood.
The Grudge (2020) is produced by Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert via Ghost House Pictures, together with Screen Gems and Stage 6 Films. The main cast is formed by Betty Gilpin, Andrea Riseborough, Lin Shaye, John Cho, William Sadler, Jacki Weaver, Demián Bichir, Frankie Faison, Stefanie Sherk, Stephanie Sy, and Tara Westwood.
Filming for The Grudge (2020) took place between May 7, 2018, and June 23, 2018 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The movie is Rated R for disturbing violence and bloody images, terror and some language, and will be released by Sony Pictures Entertainment on January 3, 2020. The first trailer was published merely a few hours ago and you can watch it here:
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