Based on what a report in today’s The Hollywood Reporter says, as well as an item posted a couple of days ago at Bloody Disgusting, it’s looking more and more likely that Sarah Michelle Gellar mightn’t be back for a second helping of "The Grudge".
The former Slayer was open to the idea, but it sounds like the sequel might be going off in a different direction.
The latter site reported earlier that a brand-new cast is being sought for the sequel, again being produced by Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert and Taka Ichise, and directed again by Takashi Shimizu.
Sarah Michelle Gellar is currently filming "Revolver" with Sam Shepard and Australia’s Peter O’Brien.
The trade says that Sony has just reached a deal to distribute both the English-language debut film from the Pang brothers, as well as the forthcoming "Grudge 2".
I wasn’t that big a fan of the U.S remake – there’s been episodes of "Buffy" that were scarier – so here’s hoping they flesh out proceedings a little better this time.