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F. Javier Gutierrez to Direct Hollywood's 3rd Ring Film

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Before The Fall director to helm 3rd film inspired by Japanese horror classic

F. Javier Gutiérrez (Before The Fall) will direct the third Hollywood live-action film in The Ring horror franchise at Paramount Pictures. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald (The Ring, The Ring Two) are producing the film.

The first Hollywood film of The Ring premiered in 2002. Hideo Nakata, the director of the original 1998 Japanese Ringu, directed The Ring Two, a Hollywood sequel that debuted in 2005.

Sadako 3D 2, which premiered in Japan last August, was the latest film in the Ring (Ringu) series in Japan. In the films, Sadako is the vengeful ghost of the daughter of a famous psychic. She is connected to a cursed video tape featuring a collection of disturbing images; those who watch the tape are killed one week later. Koji Suzuki, the author of the original novel series that inspired the franchise, wrote a new original story for that film.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip

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