Last September there was speculation that the third installment of The Ring franchise would be shot in 3D and now what started off as a rumor has turned into a cold, hard, fact. According to THR, Paramount has confirmed their development of the film combining two of Hollywood’s favorite trends, sequels and 3D.
The first entry in the series debuted back in 2002 and starred Naomi Watts and Martin Henderson. Watts played a young mother trying to save her son’s life after he accidentally watches a tape that causes the death of its spectators several days later. It was an English-language remake of the 1998 Japanese film Ringu and was one of the many movies that initiated the wave of Asian horror adaptations here in the States.
After Paramount and DreamWorks severed ties The Ring was thought to be one of the many properties lost in the shuffle during the split. But a new film is being developed and it’s said to be more “teen-centric,” which moves away from the original premise of a mother saving her child. One story idea that’s being tossed around involves a teenager who finds a VHS player that still works. No director has signed on but Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are currently in talks to return as producers.
It’s been almost 10 years since we last saw Samara and we wonder who they’ll get to play her? Daveigh Chase is in her early 20s now and can no longer pull off that pre-pubescent, trapped in between worlds look. Is Elle Fanning available?
Are you interested in seeing The Ring 3D? Where do you think the story can go from here?