The Grudge 3 Gets a Director
Raimi-produced franchise continues stubborn refusal to die.
Shock Till You Drop reports that Raimi's Ghost House shingle is moving ahead with plans for The Grudge 3, and has tapped Toby Wilkins to take over for Takashi Shimizu in the director's chair. From the article:
An FX vet and the director of The Grudge 2 tie-ins, "Tales of the Grudge," Wilkins is in development on the third chapter while he wraps post-production on the creature feature Splinter for ContentFilm Intl. Ghost House plans to roll cameras as early as January 2008 depending on script development (an unnamed writer is currently at work on a draft).
The third Grudge installment will follow 2006's Amber Tamblyn-led The Grudge 2, which earned a remarkable 10 percent on the Tomatometer (and a $39 million theatrical gross).
Source: Shock Till You Drop