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The Ring gets reboot in 3D?

04.27.2010by:

The DreamWorks remake of THE RING proved to be such an effective thriller it launched a whole sub-genre of horror (J-horror remakes) as well as a sequel. Sadly the sequel sucked so bad that it effectively killed off J-horror and the RING franchise with it. The property was long thought dead until someone at DreamWorks had the bright idea to reinvigorate the franchise with 3D.

On the surface, a RING movie in 3D is actually a decent idea. It's one of the few movies that could actually take advantage of the format for reasons that, if you don't know, I'm not going to spoil here. The reason I think THE RING 3D is a stupid idea is because they're planning a sequel/reboot that will replace all the original actors with a generic teen cast. The reason the 2002 movie was so successful was because it didn't feature a bunch of dopey kids getting bumped off (with the exception of the prologue that set the film in motion). At the time, a horror movie that starred a grown woman was a novel concept, especially post-SCREAM when everything was loaded with WB cast-offs.

Somewhat coincidentally, hired to write the script is David Loucka, who recently wrote an adult-themed thriller for Naomi Watts titled DREAM HOUSE. No director is attached and its unclear when the project would begin or if the decidedly grown up Daveigh Chase (right), would return as Samara.

Extra Tidbit: Let me guess: in a meta bit of casting, they'll have Daveigh Chase play one of the victims in the new film.
Source: THR

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8:33AM on 04/27/2010
I actually always thought "The Ring" was really overrated, and thought "The Ring Two" was far superior.
and if Naomi Watts isn't involved in this (which I'm sure she won't be), then I'm not interested.
I actually always thought "The Ring" was really overrated, and thought "The Ring Two" was far superior.
and if Naomi Watts isn't involved in this (which I'm sure she won't be), then I'm not interested.
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9:20AM on 04/27/2010
They described this upcoming 3rd movie as more "teen centric" and they want to "reinvent the franchise." LAME!
They described this upcoming 3rd movie as more "teen centric" and they want to "reinvent the franchise." LAME!
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10:14AM on 04/27/2010
Why not drop this remake and go for a F.E.A.R. adaptation in 3D? Alma is way scarier than Samara. Could work...one could only dream.
Why not drop this remake and go for a F.E.A.R. adaptation in 3D? Alma is way scarier than Samara. Could work...one could only dream.
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10:29AM on 04/27/2010
I hate J-horror remakes
I hate J-horror remakes
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12:19PM on 04/27/2010
I'd imagine they'd have to change it from videotape, eh? Horrible idea. "Once you hear this mp3, in seven days...."
I'd imagine they'd have to change it from videotape, eh? Horrible idea. "Once you hear this mp3, in seven days...."
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12:18AM on 04/28/2010
Nah, Samara has such powerful psychic abilities, she can post on YouTube even from beyond death.
Nah, Samara has such powerful psychic abilities, she can post on YouTube even from beyond death.
12:22PM on 04/27/2010

No way, the video would become an Internet meme... FWD:Watch This...

This is a stupid idea. The first Ring movie was only good the first go-round, the second one sucked majorly, and I'd only be interested in this if it were from the original Japanese company.

BTW, when the hell did that chick get so hot?
This is a stupid idea. The first Ring movie was only good the first go-round, the second one sucked majorly, and I'd only be interested in this if it were from the original Japanese company.

BTW, when the hell did that chick get so hot?
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12:50PM on 04/27/2010
cant stand stupid pg-13 horror movies that you cant go see without a thousand tweens screaming at irrelevant parts in the movie and just being loud and obnoxious in the theater. no thanks. the ring blew anyway
cant stand stupid pg-13 horror movies that you cant go see without a thousand tweens screaming at irrelevant parts in the movie and just being loud and obnoxious in the theater. no thanks. the ring blew anyway
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12:51PM on 04/27/2010

file format

evil .mpeg's!!!
evil .mpeg's!!!
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1:51PM on 04/27/2010

loved the first one

hated the second one, will loath the 3rd one....oh and Damn, Samara is hot
hated the second one, will loath the 3rd one....oh and Damn, Samara is hot
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2:07PM on 04/27/2010

I Love THE RING but this is Ridiculous.

While I agree with Sampsons take on this, I still can't believe they are doing it. I mean, RINGU is one of the best J-horror movies ever, and THE RING was the by far the best remake of said film. I mean, to me, it was a masterpiece, and i just don't see how they can even begin to top that. This disheartens me greatly. Why do they always have to reboot something when there's still so many other movies that can be created or even rebooted thats way older than The Ring original/remakes. Don't get
While I agree with Sampsons take on this, I still can't believe they are doing it. I mean, RINGU is one of the best J-horror movies ever, and THE RING was the by far the best remake of said film. I mean, to me, it was a masterpiece, and i just don't see how they can even begin to top that. This disheartens me greatly. Why do they always have to reboot something when there's still so many other movies that can be created or even rebooted thats way older than The Ring original/remakes. Don't get me wrong, if it gets made anyway and looks decent enough, i'll check it out...but at the same time, i hope this doesnt happen. Some movies don't need to be rebooted and The Ring is one of them. (Oh and Spider-man as well.)
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2:32PM on 04/27/2010
Certainly don't need another one...but had the The Ring been made with 3D the first time around it would have been epic.
Certainly don't need another one...but had the The Ring been made with 3D the first time around it would have been epic.
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3:31PM on 04/27/2010

Unecessary!

I didnt care for this movie whatsoever, and 3D is just an irritating gimmick at this point. Unecessary.
I didnt care for this movie whatsoever, and 3D is just an irritating gimmick at this point. Unecessary.
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6:06PM on 04/27/2010
God damn it.
God damn it.
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6:22PM on 04/27/2010

No thanks

I'll stick with Hellraiser.
I'll stick with Hellraiser.
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12:21AM on 04/28/2010

Email Spam Ringu

"If you want to live, forward this email to 10 of your friends"
"If you want to live, forward this email to 10 of your friends"
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6:16PM on 04/28/2010

RING 3D

I thought the original Ring was stupid! I don't know what's so sacry about a little girl crawling out a tv, thta was pretty lame and now a 3D rebot? worst idea ever!
I thought the original Ring was stupid! I don't know what's so sacry about a little girl crawling out a tv, thta was pretty lame and now a 3D rebot? worst idea ever!
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