With a new Ju-On film in production in Japan, big strides are being taken on The Grudge reboot here in the U.S. You'll recall Shock first spoke of this project back in November 2011 when producer Roy Lee informed us they were looking to do a "new version" of the franchise.
Deadline reports today that Jeff Buhler of Midnight Meat Train has been tapped to pen the new film for Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe.
Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Roy Lee, Taka Ichise, Doug Davison, Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane are all on board to produce.
The Grudge opened in 2004 and was followed by a sequel in 2006. Both films combined have grossed over $200 million worldwide at the box office. A direct-to-DVD entry, The Grudge 3, arrived in 2009.