The original The Ring film involved a murderous spirit killing people through the medium of video tapes. Several years on from this horror classic, and the production team have created a Ring film for the digital age. Get ready for Rings this October, the third instalment in the franchise.
Let’s not pretend: The Ring gave us all nightmares when it was released. This scare factor made the movie very successful, scoring $249.3 million worldwide. Clearly there’s a market for horror reboots, especially around Halloween. Paramount are making no exceptions with The Ring, either.
The trailer, which you can find below, looks surprisingly good considering that the entire plot of the Ring centres around Samara, the tortured spirit, selecting her victims after they stumble across her videotape. In typical Hollywood style, Rings looks to be a bigger and darker version of the 2002 Japanese remake. The black-haired girl in the videotape is moving away from small killings. In the first look at the film, we see Samara taking down a whole plane. From the small shots shown, it also appears that the film’s crew have brought the Ring into the new digital era, with the famous white ring etched into the modern in-flight plane screens.
Not only do we have the trailer, the film’s synopsis is also out:
A new chapter in the beloved RING horror franchise. A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. 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…
Vincent D’Onofrio, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Aimee Teegarden, and Bonnie Morgan will star in Rings. In cinemas October 31st.
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