Surprise Surprise, The Ring To Get Reboot

ring_7It seems like the only news I’m posting right now is about remakes, reboots and re-imaginings, and this post will be no different.

TheWrap is reporting that casting is underway on Rings, which is the latest installment in The Ring franchise.

“Rings” is also the name of the short – directed by TCM 2 and TMNTs’ Jonathan Liebesman – that accompanied the purchase of The Ring 2 on home video in 2005.

Italian actress Matilda Lutz, has been cast as the female lead in F. Javier Gutierrez’s horror movie Rings, says the site.

Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing the horror film, which will once again feature Samara and a deadly video tape, though Rings will feature a fresh young cast rather than Naomi Watts.

Aviva Goldsman, David Loucka and Jacon Aaron Estes all had a hand in writing the script, which is based on the 1991 novel by Koji Suzuki.

The Ring was the 2002 remake of the J-horror classic, Ringu, which starred Naomi Watts as a woman uncovering the mystery behind a haunted VHS tape. It also served as some inspiration behind V/H/S.