I wasn’t a huge fan of “The Grudge” when it originally came out, but I understood its popularity and could see why people enjoyed it. I was honestly pretty surprised when “The Grudge” just fizzled out here in the states and didn’t spawn a massive number of sequels like it did in Japan. However, it looks like that franchise still has a bit of life in it as it’s about to receive the reboot treatment.
Deadline is reporting that Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe have tasked the writer of “Midnight Meat Train”, Jeff Buhler, to draft a script for a “Grudge” reboot. Buhler is also currently working on the “Jacob’s Ladder” remake.
The original “Grudge” was a remake of the Japanese hit “Ju-On” and starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as an American nurse in Japan. The film was about a vengeful spirit that would bring death to anyone that entered its house. It also had a creepy asian kid that hissed like a cat. Seriously, remember that kid? What the hell, right?
So what do you want out of a “Grudge” reboot? Should they just remake the original film? Would it be better served to have it set in America this time around? Let us know what you think.