Studio: DreamWorks SKG
Cast: Naomi Watts, David Dorfman, Simon Baker, Elizabeth Perkins and Sissy Spacek
Crew: Hideo Nakata (director); Ehren Kruger (writer)
Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts (21 Grams) reprises the role of investigative reporter Rachel Keller in The Ring Two, the sequel to the 2002 horror hit The Ring. Hideo Nakata, the director of the original Japanese blockbuster Ringu upon which The Ring was based, directed The Ring Two, which marks his American film debut.
The story picks up six months after the horrifying events that terrorized Rachel Keller and her son Aidan (David Dorfman) in Seattle. To escape her haunting memories, Rachel takes Aidan and moves to the small coastal community of Astoria, Oregon, to start fresh. However, Rachel’s resolve quickly turns to dread when evidence at a local crime scene–including an unmarked videotape–seems eerily familiar. Rachel realizes that the vengeful Samara is back and more determined than ever to continue her relentless cycle of terror and death.
The Ring Two is produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, who also produced The Ring. Also returning from The Ring is screenwriter Ehren Kruger. The executive producers are Mike Macari, Roy Lee, Neil Machlis and Michele Weisler.
Joining Naomi Watts and David Dorfman in the cast are Simon Baker (TV’s The Guardian), Elizabeth Perkins (Speak) and Academy Award winner Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner’s Daughter, Carrie).
Commercials director Noam Murro (director of the upcoming Human Capital and All Families are Psychotic) was set to direct, but dropped out of the project citing creative differences with Dreamworks Studio.
Dreamworks wanted the sequel to be an original story, and not a remake of Ringu 2.
Fear comes full circle.
The dead don’t sleep.
Release Dates: MARCH 18, 2005
Genre: HORROR / THRILLER / SUPERNATURAL