After releasing a few teaser images last week, Sony Pictures announced that Sam Raimi will be bringing “The Grudge” to New York Comic-Con this year. The R-rated reboot of “The Grudge” hits theaters on January 3rd, 2020, and select members of the cast and crew will discuss the film with fans of the genre at NYCC next weekend.
The New York Comic-Con panel will include producer Sam Raimi, along with director Nicolas Pesce and cast members Betty Gilpin, Lin Shaye, and Andrea Riseborough. The panel will take place on October 3rd on the Main Stage at the Javits Center, so get in line early if you’re a horror-thriller fan.
“I’m very excited to attend New York Comic Con and there’s no better way than to go with this amazing cast and crew,” said producer Sam Raimi. “I can’t wait to finally share some truly wicked footage with the country’s biggest Grudge fans.”
Nicolas Pesce directed the film, working off a screenplay by Nicolas Pesce, and story by Nicolas Pesce and Jeff Buhler. The film is based on the film “Ju-On: The Grudge,” written and directed by Takashi Shimizu. Sam Raimi serves as an executive producer with Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise. The executive producers are Nathan Kahane, Erin Westerman, Brady Fujikawa, Andrew Pfeffer, Roy Lee, Doug Davison, John Powers Middleton, and Schuyler Weiss. The film stars Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin, with Lin Shaye and Jacki Weaver.
You might remember the PG-13 version of “The Grudge” from 2004. Sarah Michelle Gellar starred in that installment, which opened at the top of the box office with a $39.1M debut before grossing over $187.2M worldwide. “The Grudge 2” released in 2006 and featured Amber Tamblyn, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sarah Roemer, and Teresa Palmer. The sequel failed to top the original and made $20.8M on its opening weekend before grossing $70.7M worldwide.
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