So The Grudge is being remade once again as I’m sure most die hard horror fans will already know. The thing is do we really need another version… Not really. Would we want a new version? Hmm… Maybe. Here’s why I am kind of on the fence with this one.
Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe will be doing the remake of The Grudge franchise with Jeff Buhler to draft the reboot. This will be the second time they have remade this movie, if you count the Japanese remake (Ju-On: The Grudge is a remake of the made-for-TV horror movie, Ju-On).
I found an Interview floating around on the net with Buhler where he talked about his starting point for the new Ju-On film, and how he plans to do it this time round.
“We’re not approaching this as a remake of the Sarah Michelle Gellar film or a remake of the Ju-On film,” stated Buhler. “This is pushing the mythology forward while keeping the concepts and spirit of those movies, yet finding a new way to tell a story within that world, which is exciting.”
See how I am kind of on the fence here on one hand they could change it too much and completely wreck it. Then again maybe it will be amazing with its new approach. Although in my world if it looks like a spade and feels like a spade… it’s a spade.
Then I saw this little piece of information where he said;
“I’m not really at a liberty to say anything more than that for obvious reasons, as we are still in the scripting process. I think letting fans of the original series know that we are not going back to (the character of) Kayako and trying to mine what’s already been mined is important (though). We are still early in the process.”
Hold on! New mythology, new story, new characters, how is he classing this as a Grudge remake?
What do you guys think on this new concept?