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Dang, Hollywood is loving the reboot / remake thing at the moment, huh? Horror fans gave a collective 'WHATTTT?' when the news came via The Wrap that the new Ring movie will be a reboot.

More precisely, this movie will be a reboot of a remake. Confused yet?

Hideo Nakata's Japanese horror Ringu - an adaptation of Koji Suzuki's 1991 novel of the same name - came out in 1998, and was remade for the American market as The Ring in 2002 by Gore Verbinski. The Ring 2 hit in 2005 and now, 10 years later, we're getting a reboot of Verbinski's The Ring... and it's going to be called Rings.

So, just to recap, the timeline goes Ringu (1991) - Ringu (1998) - The Ring (2002) - The Ring 2 (2005) - Rings (2015).

Also... Samara is, like, a total babe

Well, the announcement came that the lead role in the upcoming Ring movie has gone to Matilda Lutz, the insanely gorgeous kinda-newbie-actress from The Fifth Wheel and Someone Beautiful. They're gonna need a lot of make-up to get this girl looking like she just crawled out of a busted-ass TV to kill people with her face.


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Sources: The Wrap, Cinema Blend


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