We have a series of updates on the latest installment in the Ring series, including an updated release date, additions to the core casting roster, and more. Head inside for the full announcement.
Johnny Galecki (I Know What You Did Last Summer), Aimee Teagarden (Scream 4), Alex Roe (The Fifth Wave), and Laura Wiggins (Dance of the Dead) are all attached to star. Akiva Goldsman, David Loucka and Jacob Aaron Estes co-penned the script, which is based on a novel by Koji Suzuki. F. Javier Gutiérrez will be assuming directorial duties on the project.
The film was initially slated for a November 2015 release. Then it was pushed to April 1, 2016. As of today, we have learned that it is now planned for an October 28, 2016 nationwide release. It is unclear if the move has anything to do with the fact that Amityville: The Awakening is scheduled for release on April 1st. If that were the main issue, it seems as though the release would be pushed back a couple of weeks, rather than six months.
As we previously reported, Javier Gutiérrez, the director of the upcoming installment in the Ring franchise, has promised that his new film will absolutely be a sequel and not a prequel to The Ring.
The 2002 feature film, The Ring tells the story of a haunted VHS cassette that causes anyone that watches it to die seven days later. The tape is associated with the ghosts of a young girl named Samara who appears to have died an untimely and violent death. This latest installment is planned as a continuation of that mythology.
Stay tuned to the site in the coming months for more details on Rings as they are announced.