New Director Holds a 'Grudge'
According to Variety, Ghost House Pictures'
Wilkins takes over for Takashi Shimizu, who directed "Ju-on" and "Ju-on 2" in Japan and then came over to the States to helm both "The Grudge" and its sequel.
The new director isn't a stranger to the franchise. Before making his feature debut on the upcoming indie horror effort "Splinter," he directed "Tales of the Grudge," a series of shorts bridging the gap between the series' first and second movies.
While 2004's "The Grudge" took in $110 million in the United States alone, the film's sequel took in less than $40 million domestically. Both films had low enough budgets that they were wildly profitable.