Like their principal villains, horror movie franchises rarely die. If there’s not a new sequel to be made, there’s a remake in the works. If the remake didn’t take off, go with a reboot that’s loosely connected to the original franchise. As such, though it’s been nine years since the last installment, it appears that The Ring 3 is finally moving forward. Director Gore Verbinski’s 2002 American remake of the Japanese horror film The Ring was a massive crossover hit, grossing $249.3 million at the box office. A few years later, Ringu director Hideo Nakata was brought in to helm the 2005 sequel The Ring Two. Though the overall response was significantly less enthusiastic, the pic drew in a respectable $161.5 million worldwide.
A third The Ring film has been discussed for some time, but the project never gained any real momentum. Now, however, Paramount has decided it’s time to move forward in earnest, bringing in F. Javier Guiterrez to take the helm. More after the jump.