‘The Grudge’ reboot officially gets a release date

April 11, 2018
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2019 seems to be the year of the horror movie reboots, but we’re so not complaining. 

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Last year, news broke that Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes of My Mother) was set to rewrite and direct a reboot of 2004’s horror hit The Grudge. Deadline reports that the movie will slither its way into theaters Aug. 16, 2019. 

The upcoming horror flick will see Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead) and Rob Tapert (Don’t Breathe) produce the film for Ghost House.

The movie is set to be a remake of another remake (remake-ception?) based on a 2002 Japanese horror thriller, Ju-on: The Grudge, which was written and directed by Takashi Shimazu. 

The 2004 remake, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, had a massive response. As Deadline reports, the remake cost around $10 million to make, but grossed $187 million worldwide and spawned a sequel. 

The upcoming horror remake is set to start shooting in May. Be sure to catch The Grudge when it hits theaters on Aug. 16, 2019! 

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Written by Beth Casteel

Beth is a journalism and film student that runs on little sleep and a whole lot of coffee. She’s a big fan of eating pizza, talking about her love of Seaway and going to a ridiculous amount of shows in Cleveland.