Ochiai Masayuki will carry The Grudge. The director of Infection, Hypnosis and the 2008 remake of Shutter announced last week – yeah, sorry, missed it, but we’re telling you now – that he will write and direct the next Ju-On installment, Ju-on: Owari no Hajimari, or The Grudge: Beginning of the End. This will be the seventh installment in the Ju-On movies.
Ju-on began as a low-budget, made-for-TV film series, but it got so popular it spawned a movie franchise and an American remake, The Grudge, starring Buffy, the Vampire Slayer herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar.
The next Ju-On installment will be about an elementary school teacher named Yui, who checks on a boy who hasn’t been in school for a while. When she’s there she relives a horror from a decade earlier and finds a cardboard box a closet.
Japanese model and actress Sasaki Nozomi, who also had a short lived music career starting with a song loosely translated as “Forgive my bad singing!" has been announced to play the lead role. Shooting has begun.
The next Ju-on movie will come in Japan on June 28 under the name Ju-on: Owari no Hajimari or The Grudge: The Beginning of the End.