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[25.08.2006] Bei CS! gibt es bereits "The Grudge 2" Webisode #3: Begleite Regisseur Takashi Shimizu durch Japan...

[22.08.2006] Bei AICN gibt es eine recht negative Kritik zu einer Testvorführung von "The Grudge 2"... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
[...] I think the makers of this film had a grudge against the audience, because this movie hurt to watch. Its awful, it tries too hard to be scary and ends up looking corny. The acting is far worse than the plot. Speaking of plot...The movie starts out with Jennifer Beals living in a apartment complex in Chicago. She ends up killing her husband by pouring hot bacon grease on his head then beating him with the frying pan. It was pretty lame so right away I knew this movie was going to be just as bad as the first if not worse,...it was worse. [...]
I know it was a free movie and all but I left wishing I had spent the last two hours of my life getting a root canal. And like always we had to fill out a survey at the end of the movie. They asked what movie the Grudge 2 reminded me of. I could only think of one horror movie sequel that was this bad, and that is THE RING 2. So if you like that, you will love this. [...]


[24.06.2006] CS! sprach mit Amber Tamblyn am Set von "The Grudge 2"...

[31.05.2006] Bei JoBlo.com gibt es das "The Grudge 2" Teaser-Poster...

[13.05.2006] Bei Filmz.ru gibt es erste Bilder von "The Grudge 2"...

[13.04.2006] CS! sprach mit Takashi Shimizu über "The Grudge 2"...
CS: [...] Is "The Grudge" going to be a trilogy and was that always the idea, to do it as a trilogy?
Shimizu:
That's what I hear. The producers and the production company are saying it's a trilogy, but if "The Grudge 2" is not going to be a major hit, no one's going to want to do "Grudge 3." They just want to say that it's a trilogy and that's fine, but who knows? I would love for that to happen, but if it's a third one, people are going to expect more, right? It needs to be better and bigger and just everything more, so in that sense, I don't know if I'm ready to do that, but I haven't really thought about it. [...]


[06.04.2006] CS! berichtet vom "The Grudge 2"-Set...

[01.04.2006] Unter DoYouHaveaGrudge.com ist die offizielle Teaser-Website zu "The Grudge 2" gestartet...

[12.02.2006] Constantin Film hat sich die Rechte gesichert...
[...] THE GRUDGE 2 ist die Fortsetzung des Sensationserfolgs THE GRUDGE - DER FLUCH, der mit über 110 Mio US $ Box Office zum Überflieger der US-Herbstsaison 2004 geriet. Wie bereits beim ersten Teil inszeniert Regie-Ikone Takashi Shimizu, die Hauptrolle im Kampf gegen die dunklen Mächte übernimmt Amber Tably, unterstütz wird sie dabei u.a. von Ex-Buffy-Darstellerin Sarah Michelle Gellar (THE GRUDGE). Produzenten sind Sam Raimi und Robert Tapert von Ghost House Pictures. [...]

[11.02.2006] Hollywoodreporter.com meldet...
Jennifer Beals has come aboard "The Grudge 2," Columbia Pictures and Ghost House Pictures' sequel to the 2004 horror hit. Amber Tamblyn is starring in the film, which is being directed by Takashi Shimizu and produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise. The sequel delves into the secrets behind the grudge's wrath and introduces a seemingly unrelated host of characters who find themselves connected by the curse. Details about Beals' character are being kept under wraps, though it is known she incurs the wrath of the grudge.

[25.01.2006] Empire Movies meldet...
Amber Tamblyn will take the lead in Columbia Pictures and Ghost House Pictures' The Grudge 2.
In the horror sequel, Tamblyn will play the younger sister of Sarah Michelle Gellar's character from the first film. [...] Arielle Kebbel and Teresa Palmer also have been cast playing American schoolgirls in Tokyo.
It was previously announced that Gellar would return for a brief appearance, long enough to pass on the movie's supernatural curse. Also returning for the sequel are director Takashi Shimizu, writer Stephen Susco and producer Sam Raimi.


[09.12.2005] CS! meldet...
On Monday it was confirmed that Sarah Michelle Gellar will be returning for The Grudge 2. Now, The Hollywood Reporter says she will have a more condensed role.
The trade reports that Gellar will return to pass the supernatural curse -- introduced in the first film -- on to the franchise's next lead victim, an actor to be cast soon.
"The union of Sarah's innocent girl-next-door persona and [director Takashi] Shimizu's twisted Eastern perspective should spawn another original and terrifying tale for the audience," said Sam Raimi, who is producing with Rob Tapert, his partner in Ghost House Pictures.
The sequel is set to begin shooting in Tokyo next month, with Columbia Pictures eyeing an October 20, 2006 release.


[06.12.2005] HorrorChannel.com meldet...
The Grudge scribe Stephen Susco has shed some light on the speculation revolving around Sarah Michelle Gellar's reprisal as Karen Davis in the sequel.
As we first told you last week, shooting begins on G2 January 20th with director Takashi Shimizu back at the helm. (He'll see the release of his non-Grudge film, Marebito, here in the States this month.)
Susco, talking to Dread Central from Japan and in the presence of Shimizu, tells us over the weekend that Gellar is indeed making a return. "SMG is back. Without giving anything away, we've all been pretty focused on making a sequel that has a strong raison d’etre - a second chapter to an evolving story, instead of a sequel that’s made just because the first one performed well," says Susco who's quite optimistic about G2's progress. "I think we’re making good strides towards that goal. Personally, I just want to make sure that it’s the kind of film that satisfies fans of the first one...and hopefully pulls in some new fans as well." This is Gellar's second crack at genre sequel work following her stint in Scream 2 (not counting Scooby-Doo 2) and as far as future projects go, this year was a busy one, we'll be seeing her in Richard Kelly's Southland Tales and the supernatural thriller The Return soon.
Susco also expressed his hopes to see composer Christopher Young continue the work he began in the first film as well. Ghost House Pictures plans to release The Grudge 2 on October 20, 2006. Expect more cast announcements soon.


[19.09.2005] B-D meldet...
[...] while on the set of Richard Kelly's Southland Tales, we had the chance to talk with star Sarah Michelle Gellar who explains that she doesn't know about doing The Grudge 2 because she's still "unsure whether or not I'm alive or dead". [...]

[16.05.2005] Dread Central sprach mit Stephen Susco, dem Autor des US-Sequels...
[...] the writer says progress is being made on The Grudge 2 and that, "we're finally moving forward with the script, after a heck of a lot of experimentation."
"We will probably start casting in October," he adds. "Shooting will begin either very late in the year or early next." Susco reveals that because of his focus on the follow-up he's had to walk away from his supernatural-themed approach to Prom Night which is also set up at Sony and aiming for a similar start date.


[16.04.2005] Bei Fangoria gibt es Infos zur kommenden US-DVD...
Looks like the Director’s Cut DVD edition of THE GRUDGE from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, which at first seemed like it was going to be a bare-bones disc, will be a special edition after all. Streeting May 17 with a $28.95 retail price, the DVD will include these extras: Audio commentary by director Takashi Shimizu, producer Taka Ichise and actress Takako Fuji / 15 deleted scenes with optional commentary / Shimizu’s short films 4444444444 and IN A CORNER / The GRUDGE House: An Insider’s Tour featurette / Production Designer’s Notebook: The Sketches of Iwao Saito featurette / Sarah Michelle Gellar’s video diary / KaDee Strickland’s video diary / Storyboards

[13.04.2005] HollywoodReporter.com berichtet über "The Grudge 2"...
Sony Pictures Entertainment has signed a two-picture distribution deal with Ghost House Pictures to release "The Grudge 2" as well as the English-language debut film from the Pang brothers. The agreement comes on the heels of a number of successful collaborations between the two partners, including the release of last year's "The Grudge" and the recent "Boogeyman." Columbia Pictures execs Matt Tolmach, Doug Belgrad and Shannon Gaulding will work with the Ghost House team to develop "The Grudge 2." Sarah Michelle Gellar, who starred in the first film, has not yet committed to the sequel. Director Takashi Shimizu, the creative force behind the "Grudge"/"Ju-On" franchise, is back at the helm, and will reteam with writer Stephen Susco; producers Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert and Taka Ichise; and executive producers Roy Lee and Doug Davison.

[03.03.2005] Heute startet "The Grudge: Der Fluch" in den deutschen Kinos...

[04.02.2005] CS! sprach mit Sam Raimi und Rob Tapert, u.a. über "The Grudge 2"...
[...] we're working on the script right now. Shimizu San and Taka were here for about two weeks, and sending treatments back and forth, ideally off to script in the next month or so. [...]

[29.01.2005] Now Playing Magazine sprach mit Rob Tapert und Sam Raimi...

[05.11.2004] Blickpunkt:Film meldet...
Der große Erfolg des Horror-Schockers "The Grudge" am US-Boxoffice veranlasst Senator International und Ghost House Pictures dazu, ein Sequel in Angriff zu nehmen. Wie bereits für Teil eins, wird Stephen Susco auch für Teil zwei das Drehbuch liefern. Ob Sarah Michelle Gellar und Regisseur Takashi Shimizu erneut an Bord sein werden, ist noch nicht geklärt. [...]

[01.11.2004] Blickpunkt:Film berichtet über die US-Charts...
[...] Vorwochenspitzenreiter "The Grudge" blieb mit 22,5 Mio. Dollar und einem Gesamtergebnis von 71,3 Mio. Dollar nach nur zehn Tagen auf Platz eins [...]

[26.10.2004] Creature Corner weiss mehr über US-Sequel...
[...] No one was more pleasantly-surprised by The Grudge’s success than producer Roy Lee who’s now looking forward to The Grudge 2 as well as his planned adaptation of the Korean film Ryeong, entitled The Ghost. "The Grudge 2 is now being fast-tracked, as we speak, and we’re now working on the details," Lee tells the Corner. "We were very proud of the film and I think people went to see it because it was a good film which is the most important thing. It’s too early to say what our approach will be with The Ghost because the writer, Craig Rosenberg, is currently shooting a movie called Half Light and won’t be able to start working on the script for The Ghost until he completes his film. We’re all very excited about it."

[25.10.2004] Bei JamShowBiz.com gibt es eine Kritik zum US-Remake... Und Blickpunkt:Film berichtet über die US-Charts...
[...] Am Wochenende vor Halloween ließ Sony mit Horror die Kassen klingeln: "The Grudge", das amerikanische Remake des japanischen Schockers "Ju-On" mit Sarah Michelle Gellar in der Hauptrolle, spielte nach ersten Schätzungen starke 40 Mio. Dollar ein. [...]

[23.10.2004] Quint von AICN liefert seine Kritik zum US-Remake...
[...] Those of us who know and love the original film will walk away disappointed or at the very least unsatisfied. Although I critiqued the RING remake earlier, the film was always either better than the original or at the very, very least on par with the original. With THE GRUDGE, it's at best on par with the original and at times handled worse. ...]

[20.10.2004] Bei Moviehole gibt es ein Interview mit Sam Raimi...

[18.10.2004] Bei CineMovies.fr gibt es mehrere Ausschnitte aus dem US-Remake (Benötigt Apple Quicktime oder Real Player)... Und die Calgary Sun sprach mit Sarah Michelle Gellar...

[15.10.2004] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zum US-Remake...
[...] My main problem with the film, which is very scary and a blessing with the recent horror films hitting the big screen, is the ending. Without getting into spoilers, fans of the original will be slightly disappointed with the tweaks to the ending. The film does the original justice throughout, so it perplexed me why they wouldn’t leave things alone. [...]

[08.10.2004] Bei MovieWeb.com gibt es zahlreiche Szenenbilder aus dem US-Remake...

[22.09.2004] Die Offizielle Website hat ihre Pforten geöffnet...

[29.07.2004] DH berichtet über das Comic-Con Panel zu "The Grudge"...

[19.07.2004] Bei CS! gibt es neue Bilder...

[11.07.2004] Bei Latino Review gibt es das "The Grudge" Teaser-Poster...

[10.07.2004] DH meldete kürzlich...
The IMDb reports that Sarah Michelle Gellar is heading back to Japan to shoot more scenes with her castmates for the upcoming thriller "The Grudge". From January onwards, the former "Buffy" beauty spent three months in Tokyo making the feature. No word on how long these reshoots will take.

[30.06.2004] Bei MTV.com gibt es einen bebilderten Set-Bericht !!!

[25.06.2004] Bei IFILM gibt es die ersten 8 Minuten aus dem japanischen Original !!! Ebenfalls bei IFILM: Ein exklusives Interview mit Sarah Michelle Gellar...

[22.06.2004] Der "The Grudge" Teaser-Trailer zum US-Remake ist online...

[03.04.2004] Bei SF Wire gibt es Interview mit Ted Raimi...
Ted Raimi told SCI FI Wire that he's just wrapped work on The Grudge, an upcoming remake of the popular Japanese horror film Ju-on: The Grudge. "I play this character called Alex, who is the head of a nursing home in Tokyo, where Sarah Michelle Gellar temps," Raimi, a genre favorite, said in an interview. "She's a student and she temps at this place, and I send her off to this home where a woman dies."
Raimi added, "It's a terrifying story about angry ghosts in Tokyo and what happens to a bunch of Americans when they are confonted with this horror. It's a very good story and, interestingly, it's told in this Japanese style, which is that everybody suffers. Everybody suffers in a Japanese horror film. In American horror films, in Halloween, for example, there's that morality system where P.J. Soles sleeps with her boyfriend and then Michael Myers comes and kills her. In this film, the innocent and the guilty suffer. There is no distinction. I don't know if it's a philosophical thing they have in the East, but it's quite unique."
Raimi went on to note that unlike The Ring, a remake of the Japanese hit Ringu that was "completely rewritten and re-done for American audiences," The Grudge has not been entirely rewritten from the original Japanese. "It, of course, is in English and stars American actors," Raimi said. "But the story is the Japanese story." [...]


[15.03.2004] Bei CS! gibt es einen 8-minütigen Behind-the-Scenes Clip (Benötigt Windows Media Player)...

[09.03.2004] Bei CHUD gibt es einen Set-Bericht, inkl. Interviews und Plotbeschreibung... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
[...] The Grudge tells the story of an American nurse, Karen (Gellar) who is sent to care for an elderly woman, Emma (Grace Zabriskie) who is staying in Japan with her son, Matthew (William Mapother) and his wife, Jennifer (Clea DuVall). Matthew's sister, Susan (Kadee Strickland) also lives and works in Japan as does Karen's boyfriend, Doug (Jason Behr). The elderly woman, Emma, cannot speak and is almost assuredly dying. The house where she's staying is, well, perhaps not the best address in the world. In fact, it may well be one of the absolute worst. Is that enough of a plot description? Hopefully. The story is told in a non-linear way with overlapping plotlines and though Gellar shows up in most of the trade breaks, The Grudge is truly an ensemble film. [...]

[02.03.2004] HollywoodReporter.com meldet...
International finance, production and distribution banner Senator International unveiled a spate of rights deals Friday at AFM on its upcoming horror thriller "The Grudge." The film has now been sold in major territories including the United Kingdom (UIP), Germany (Constantin), France (Metropolitan) and Australia (Village Roadshow). A Hollywood remake of the hit Japanese feature "Ju-On," "Grudge" is being produced by Sam Raimi and stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, KaDee Strickland, Clea DuVall, William Mapother and Bill Pullman. Senator has also sold rights to the film to distributors including Egmont (Scandinavia), SamFilm (Iceland), Nu Metro (South Africa), Medavizion (Turkey), Zodiac (Poland), AQS (Czech Republic) and PT Amero (Indonesia), among others. "Grudge" is being released domestically through Columbia Pictures in the fall. [...]

[24.02.2004] Bei Bloody-Disgusting gibt es Infos und Bilder zum US-Remake, welches zur Zeit in Tokio gedreht wird...

[19.02.2004] Laut Moviehole und Fangoria wirken auch Grace Zabriskie und Ted Raimi im US-Remake mit...

[30.01.2004] CS! meldet...
Filming begins in Tokyo later this month on The Grudge, a new production based on the hit Japanese horror franchise Ju-On, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, KaDee Strickland, Clea DuVall, William Mapother, and Bill Pullman.
Director Takashi Shimizu (Ju-On) returns to bring the terrifyingly-real horror thriller to worldwide audiences by directing American stars in an English language remake with new heart-stopping scares and surprises. The Grudge is produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert (Xena, Hercules), creators of such horror classics as the "Evil Dead" trilogy, and world-renowned Japanese producer, Taka Ichise (Ringu).
The Grudge is the curse of one who dies in the grip of a powerful rage which gathers and affects the places in which that person lived. Those who encounter this murderous supernatural curse die and a new curse is born -- passed like a virus, from victim to victim in an endless, growing chain of horror.
Says producer Sam Raimi who is currently working on the post-production of the upcoming Spider-Man 2, "'Ju-On' is one of the most frightening films I've ever seen. Shimizu crafted some of the most unique onscreen scares in his Japanese version. He was relentless in his delivery, leaving you no time to catch your breath. I'm betting that Shimizu will bring the American horror genre to a whole new level."
Filming is taking place at various locations in Tokyo and at Toho Studios. The shoot continues through mid March and some of the original Japanese actors from Ju-On will reprise their roles. Takako Fuji as 'Kayoko' and Yuya Ozeki as 'Toshio' return for this Hollywood version of the cult classic hit.
Roy Lee (The Ring), Doug Davison, Joe Drake (Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle) and Nathan Kahane (Boogeyman) serve as Executive Producers.
The Grudge is the second film to go into production for Ghost House Pictures, a joint venture between Raimi, Tapert and Senator International, that is dedicated to producing commercial feature films with horror, sci-fi and fantasy themes.
Columbia Pictures is handling North American distribution for the movie and plans to release The Grudge in Fall 2004.


[27.01.2004] HollywoodReporter.com meldet...
Bill Pullman, Clea DuVall and William Mapother have joined Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr and KaDee Strickland in helmer Takashi Shimizu's "The Grudge," the English-language remake of "Ju-on" produced by Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures for Columbia Pictures. Shooting starts in Tokyo later this month. The film centers on a curse that befalls someone who dies in the grip of a powerful rage. Those who encounter this murderous supernatural curse die, and a new one is born -- passed like a virus from victim to victim. DuVall and Mapother play a husband and wife living in Tokyo who unwittingly encounter the violent curse of their home's previous owner. Pullman plays an English professor.

[16.01.2004] FilmJerk weiss mehr über die Story des US-Remakes und die Besetzung...
Clea Duvall ("Carnivàle," "Identity") and Kadee Strickland (a supporting player in "Something's Gotta Give" and "Anything Else") [...] will play the sisters Jennifer and Susan Williams, respectively; in addition, casting notices have since gone out for the role of their mother, as well as for three supporting roles. The production, which already has cast a pair of WB series veterans in Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jason Behr, is set to begin January 26 in Tokyo, Japan. [...]

[08.01.2004] CS! meldet...
Jason Behr (Roswell) will star opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) in a remake of Takashi Shimizu's Japanese-language horror film The Grudge for Senator Films. Takashi will direct the remake which is executive produced by Spider-Man director Sam Raimi.
The screenplay for the new film is adapted by Stephen Susco, combining elements from the original and its three sequels. The original film concerned a murderous curse stemming from a grudge held by someone who died enraged. Behr plays a college student at an international university in Tokyo, the boyfriend of Gellar's character.
The Grudge is set to film this month in Tokyo. Columbia Pictures will distribute in North America.


[15.12.2003] CS! meldet...
Sarah Michelle Gellar will topline The Grudge, the English-language remake of the Japanese horror thriller Ju-On. Columbia Pictures has secured domestic distribution rights for the film, which is being produced by Ghost House Pictures, a genre division of Senator Intl. launched with Sam Raimi.
Shooting will begin at Tokyo's Toho Studios in late January. Takashi Shimizu, who wrote and directed the original film, will helm the remake.
The Grudge is about a murderous supernatural curse born of a grudge held by someone who dies angry. The curse passes like a virus to its victims.
Gellar recently wrapped Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed for Warner Bros. and is gearing up for Romantic Comedy, a spoof on the cliches of the romantic comedy genre at MGM..


[12.12.2003] HollywoodReporter.com meldet...
Columbia Pictures has acquired domestic distribution rights to the English-language remake of the Japanese horror thriller "Ju-On" (The Grudge), which is being produced by Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures and financed by Senator International. The film's title refers to a curse that befalls someone who dies in the grip of a powerful rage. Those who encounter this murderous supernatural curse die, and a new one is born -- passed like a virus from victim to victim in an endless, growing chain of horror. The remake is being written by Stephen Susco and directed by Takashi Shimizu.

[13.11.2003] Bei Filmrot.com gibt es eine Kritik zu "Ju-On: The Grudge"...

[22.08.2003] Bei f3a.net gibt es "Ju-On: The Grudge 2"-Kritiken vom Fantasy Filmfest...

[20.08.2003] Bei f3a.net gibt es "Ju-On: The Grudge"-Kritiken vom Fantasy Filmfest...

[23.06.2003] AICN Japan meldet...
"The Grudge", the remake of Japanese horror masterpiece,"Juon" will start shooting at the Izu resort area(about 80 miles from Tokyo) in September.

[14.06.2003] AICN Japan meldet...
"Juon II" has already made deals with 24 countries around the world after showing at Cannes Film Festival. US major company is also negotiating now... it seems "Juon" will be made for the American market with same director, Takashi Shimizu and produced by Sam Raimi.

[04.12.2002] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu "Ju-On: The Grudge" von Bunta, der auch die Originale kennt...
[...] Anyway, the hype on the original JU-ON videos, both released in 2000, is that it the two tape saga makes for nothing less than "the scariest movie ever made." While the words "ever made" always tend to bring out the killjoy in me (even ICEE’s assertion that it is "the coldest drink in town," makes me raise an eyebrow) I have to say that, yeah, the straight to video JU-ON is about as scary as scary can be and still be considered comfortable. There is something unnerving about it’s lo-fi shot on video look, populated with ordinary people in everyday situations, that makes it that much more shocking when the shit hits, which it does often. [...]
JU-ON: THE GRUDGE has much more ambition than its V-Cinema forebears. [...]
The film, which is a direct sequel to JU-ON 2, follows several characters and story lines, but presents then fiendishly out of order. [...]
Like the video version, Shimizu tells the story episodically, breaking it down into 5 to 10 min. segments that go from whisper to scream and then fade to black. Unlike the video, the look is now quite glossy and the house is populated by super hot starlet chicks (there at the behest of producer Takashi Ichise, who as producer of the original Ring, is basically the neo Japanese horror). The first half is especially nail-biting intense. Shimizu never allows you to let down you guard. You bring much of your own fear into JU-ON: THE GRUDGE. [...]
Still, if I had to take only one JU-ON with me to a desert island, it would probably be JU-ON 2, crappy shot-on-video Dr. Who look and all. But for many, JU-ON: THE GRUDGE will be their first introduction to Takashi Shimizu and his arsenal of dirty tricks. And a fine one it will be [...]


[30.11.2002] Bei AICN gibt es Links zum "Ju-On: The Grudge" Trailer !!!


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