As horror franchises go, the US remake of The Ring has been laying dormant for over a decade and wasn’t exactly crying out for another entry. The original plan was to get threequel Rings out last year, but the movie has been plagued with negativity and the studio demanded reshoots and has no delayed the release for the fourth time.
After being moved three times before, Rings was rescheduled to arrive in cinemas this October just in time for Halloween, a logical slot for a horror movie. However, for as yet unknown reasons, Paramount has decided that a February date is far more suitable, and Rings has been officially removed from this year’s horror line up. Paramount were reportedly “unhappy” with the previous cut of the movie and order extensive reshoots that took place over the summer. All seemed to be going well and the release of a brand new trailer seemed to suggest that the belated sequel was back on track.
Paramount has yet to reveal the cause for the latest delay, but at this stage, it is looking more likely that the end results are falling short of the studio’s expectations. However, if you’re in need of a Ring fix this year then check out Sadako vs. Kayako. The horror mash-up brings The Grudge and The Ring together for the first time with deeply questionable results, but it still looks like more fun than Batman v Superman.
Also starring Johnny Galecki, Aimee Teegarden, Bonnie Morgan and Vincent D’Onofrio, Rings should be released February 3, 2017, unless Paramount decides to delay it for the fifth time.
Julia (Matilda Lutz) becomes worried about her boyfriend, Holt (Alex Roe) when he explores the dark urban legend of a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after viewing. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before…