The Ring vs. The Grudge Teaser Trailer is Here!
There’s King King vs. Godzilla (1962), Freddy vs. Jason (2003), Batman v. Superman (2016), and then there’s Sadako vs. Kayako also known as The Ring vs. The Grudge. Kadokawa Productions and NBC/Universal are combining both ghostly movies together to battle it out bringing what was once a viral online prank to life. Not too much information has been released regarding this movie but we do know that Sadako vs. Kayako will be released in Japan sometime in June. There is no announcement for a U.S. release at this time. Check out the teaser trailer below!
Ring vs. Grudge Teaser Trailer
More on Ju-On and The Grudge (Source : Wikipedia)
Ju-On (呪怨 Juon?, lit. “Curse Grudge”, also known as The Grudge) is a Japanese horror franchise created by Takashi Shimizu, consisting of 11 feature films. Shimizu attended the Film School of Tokyo, where he studied under Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Kurosawa helped Shimizu shepherd the Ju-On projects to fruition.
The Ju-On films generally revolve around a curse created in a house in Nerima, Tokyo when Takeo Saeki, convinced that his wife Kayako was having an affair with another man, murdered her, their son Toshio and Toshio’s pet cat in a jealous fit. According to Ju-On, when a person dies with a deep and powerful rage, a curse is born. The curse gathers in the place where that person has died or where they were frequently at, and repeats itself there. The spirits of the deceased haunt the location, killing anyone who encounters the curse by any means, such as entering a cursed house or being in contact with somebody who was already cursed. The curse’s manifestation is mainly death, where the victims’ bodies may or may not disappear. The following deaths may create more curses and spread them to other locations.
The franchise consists, to date, of 11 films (8 Japanese productions, 3 American) alongside additional media and merchandise products.
The Grudge is a 2004 American supernatural horror film and a remake of the Japanese film Ju-On: The Grudge. The film was released in North America on October 22, 2004 by Columbia Pictures, and was directed by Takashi Shimizu (director of all previous Ju-on films) while Stephen Susco scripted the film. The plot is told through a non-linear sequence of events and includes several intersecting subplots.
The film was a great box office success, making over $187 million against a $10 million budget.
More on Ringu and The Ring (Source : Wikipedia)
Ring (リング Ringu?) is a 1998 Japanese psychological horror film directed by Hideo Nakata, adapted from the novel Ring by Kôji Suzuki, which in turn draws on the Japanese folk tale Banchō Sarayashiki. The film stars Nanako Matsushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Rikiya Ōtaka. The film follows TV reporter and single mother Reiko who is caught up in a series of deaths surrounding a cursed video tape.
Production took approximately 9 months. Ring and its sequel Rasen were released in Japan at the same time.
After release, Ring inspired numerous follow-ups within the Ring franchise and triggered a trend of Western remakes.
It is also sometimes used to refer to the trilogy of films: Ring (1998), Ring 2 (1999), Ring 0: Birthday (2000). This does not include the films Rasen (1998), Sadako 3D (2012) or Sadako 3D 2 (2013) as they are based on the novels Spiral and S therefore ignoring the events of Ring 2 and Ring 0: Birthday. American series includes The Ring (2002), Rings (2005 short film), The Ring Two (2005), and Rings (announced for 2016).