Remember The Grudge? Originally a 2002 Japanese horror flick, it proved to be so popular in its native land and beyond that it received a remake for English speaking territories in 2004, directed by original helmerTakashi Shimizu, and now it looks as if it's about to get a second reworking, ths time courtesy of Sam Raimi.
Although best known for his work on the 2002-2007 Spider-Man trilogy, Raimi cut his teeth working within the darker realms of the horror genre, and boasts credits that include the likes of The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Darkman, Army of Darkness, The Quick and the Dead and Drag Me to Hell (and, in case you're interested, he also took charge of last year's Oz the Great and Powerful), and he's now looking to get back into his comfort zone as his studio, Ghost House Productions, progresses with plans to refresh The Grudge.
The 2004 flick, which starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, perhaps didn't do as well asShimizu would have hoped, so a reboot may not be the worst idea of all time. Right now, though, it's unknown whether Shimizu will be involved, or if it'll be Raimi taking a seat in the director's chair.
Whoever looks after it, though, we're hoping it'll be truer to the Japanese source material than its forebear.