Nothin' says Hollywood like a 3D horror film sequel, and that's exactly what is happening here. Paramount Pictures is moving forward with a third installment of the horror film, The Ring, and they will be releasing it in 3D. I really liked the original 1998 Japanese film Ringu, and I thought the americanized version was a decently creepy representation. It was the film that put director Gore Verbinski and actress Naomi Watts on the map. After The Ring was remade for American audiences, and was successful, we started seeing more and more Japanese horror films being remade, complete with creepy grey dark eyed children. Now it's just annoying when we see another Japanese horror film being remade. I seriously can't even remember The Ring 2, so it must have not been that good at all. I honestly forgot there was even a sequel to The Ring until today when I found out they were making a unnecessary third film.
The story of the original film centered on a young journalist investigating a mysterious videotape that seemed to cause the death of anyone within a week of viewing it. According to THR The Ring 3D is being developed as a more teen-centric story than the first, and though the logline is being kept under wraps, the plan is to reinvent the franchise. One potential scenario involves teens finding a VHS player that still works.
Sounds like a comedy. By now the footage on The Ring VHS tape would be up on YouTube killing the millions of people who are curious to watch it. So from the sound of it they are going to reinvent the franchise as a dumbed down movie for a teenage audience. It's kind of sad to say this but it probably going to make a decent amount of money. I can't say I'm very excited about The Ring 3D.
Paramount hired David Loucka, who wrote the thriller Dream House, which is currently in production to write the script. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are in negotiations to return as producers, and Vertigo and Benderspink are executive producing. There is still no director attached to the film, but I'm sure they will find a nice cheap one.
What do you all think about the fact The Ring 3D is being made?