The intense horror film ”The Grudge” is coming back with a sequel.
It’s been over 10 years since the American version of “The Grudge” was released, and it’s keeping its original name instead of taking on a sequel title or number. Sony Pictures released the first trailer for the film, which is set to hit theaters Jan. 3, 2020.
The 2004 film was reimagined from the original Japanese 2002 film “Ju-On: The Grudge.” The 2004 version starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, which told the story of an exchange student who was terrorized by a dark spirit leftover from the dark history of a family. The story initially took place in Japan, but this time around, the journey will be in the U.S., where Andrea Riseborough (W.E.) plays a cop in a small town trying to uncover a case that takes her to a haunted house where she meets the Grudge demon, PEOPLE reports.
“We follow her, as well as two other storylines, that are all interacting with this grudged house in small-town America,” director Nicolas Pesce told Entertainment Weekly. “Like the old films, it’s a tapestry of three different stories that interweave and all take place at slightly different times, centered around this one house that’s at the center of this case that this cop is working on.”
Demián Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin, Lin Shaye, and Jacki Weaver also star in the film.