Producer Roy Lee discusses possible sequels to ‘The Grudge’ & ‘The Ring’ and gives some insight into Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ remake

Producer Roy Lee has worked on a large number of horror remakes, including The Ring, The Grudge, The Eye, Shutter and Quarantine. Lee is also producing Takashi Shimizu’s first English language horror, the supernatural plane chiller 7500. Both Dread Central and Bloody Disgusting were recently on set of the new film and managed to have a chat with the producer, who is also working on Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake. Lee had some interesting news to share, read on for details:

Lee says that he has been in discussions for possible sequels to both The Grudge and The Ring remakes, here is what he had to say about a sequel to The Grudge:

“We are looking to do a new version of The Grudge; we just aren’t sure what exactly that will be. We’ve been hearing takes from writers on just what they could bring to the table for a new version, but nothing’s official yet.”

For fans of the Grudge, this is promising news knowing that the thought of a new film is still out there. The same can pretty much be said for another Ring film:

We’re in the same situation for The Ring as we are for The Grudge. We’re currently hearing takes to see which direction we should go in, whether it’s a third movie or a reboot altogether. We actually are having a script written right now to see if it works in terms of restarting The Ring franchise but nothing official just yet.”

Lee also gave some very interesting hints at how Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake could pan out:

“We’re working from a brand new script by Mark Protosevich (Thor, The Cell, I Am Legend) for Oldboy so it’s a completely new script than what was out there before. It is a very similar story to the original, but Mark has added some new elements that will throw off the audience who have seen the original movie because there are new characters and new situations that present themselves in a way that change the story, but it eventually goes in the same direction.”

Lee added, “The ending will be something that the audiences, especially fans of the original, will be happy with and, in fact, some may consider it a bit darker. We also do a different interpretation of the ‘hallway scene’ that should hopefully be Spike’s signature moment in the movie.”

To be honest, I don’t see how you can get much darker than the original films ending, and I am still very suspicious of this remake.

(Sources: Dread Central & Bloody Disgusting)

By Matt Wavish

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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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