‘The Ring 3’ Moves Ahead With F. Javier Gutierrez Directing for Paramount

F Javier Gutierrez
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Paramount Pictures has tapped F. Javier Gutierrez to direct the next installment in “The Ring” franchise.

Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are on board as producers and it is unknown at this time if Naomi Watts will return to star.

Based on a Japanese cult success, the first U.S. film went on to gross $249 million at the worldwide box office. That was enough to justify a sequel, which didn’t match the first one’s B.O. power but still grossed $160 million worldwide.

The storyline revolved around a mysterious videotape that, when watched, kills the viewer a week after the person has watched it.

Gutierrez is also attached to direct “The Crow” reboot for Relativity and the Weinstein Company and also directed “Before the Fall.”

He is repped by WME, manager Dan Farah, and attorney Stephen Clark

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  1. I think I speak for all fans who have been waiting for this to happen for what feels like millennium when I say, “Boom shakalaka!”

  2. Reblogged this on HORROR BOOM and commented:
    Curious to see where they’re going to go with this one.

  3. The first film is quite possibly the best example of a remake done right in recent memory. It is also what started the entire Asian horror phenomena in the West – without it we probably wouldn’t have had much exposure to many of the foreign horror films that came out during the 2000s such as ‘Ju-On,’ ‘Reincarnation,’ and ‘A Tale of Two Sisters’ (although we would have conversely also been spared many a terrible American remakes a la ‘Shutter’ and ‘One Missed Call’). When it was released in 2002, it became a sensation – people were talking about it everywhere and the ending was something that truly surprised American audiences (which is difficult to achieve in a culture so deeply steeped in the narrative structure of films). It really is one of the few modern horror classics that has managed to make an impact on not only the industry, but on the culture as a whole (apparent through the many references to it which can be found in other entertainment media) – whether you enjoyed and respect it or not.

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