Netflix has announced its next original production, a horror series based on the movie ‘The curse’ , the iconic film of Japanese origin that is considered one of the classics of the horror genre.
We must remember that this is not the platform’s first commitment to this type of series and, as has been shown in other successes on the platform such as ‘Stranger Things’ or ‘The Curse of Hill House’, this type of genre is welcomed with very good acceptance by your audience .
The news of the production of this new project has been carried out at an event that the platform has held in Japan, and where it has been confirmed that the director of the series will be Sho Miyake and that it is expected that surelywe can see it on our screens next 2020 .
The original movie
The new horror series will be based on the ‘Ju-On’ saga, one of the most famous fictions , and also parodies, of the horror genre. The original movie on which the new Netflix series will be based premiered in 2000, directed by director Takashi Shimizu.
The film was a great success at the box office, which was unexpected , and led to the creation of two more films, which were released in 2002 and 2003. But the franchise did not end here, and in 2009, coinciding with the tenth anniversary, they were released. two more movies Finally, in 2014 and 2015 the last two installments were released.
To all these films, we must add the3 American remakes and adaptations (known in our country as ‘The Scream’) and the different parodies that have been made of this franchise, making it one of the most successful and longest horror sagas in film history.
But even if it seems otherwise, the franchise is far from dead, and, in addition to the new series that Netflix will launch, another remake is expected to be made for the big screen that could hit theaters in early 2020 .
Scene from the movie ‘Ju-on’ | Lions Gate Home Entertainment
What will the series be like?
According to the director of the series, Nicolas Pesce, the new fiction will be a very different version of ‘The curse’ that we saw in the past. He believes that fans of the horror genre are currently looking for much more earthly and realistic fiction, with stories that are much more focused and based on the characters.
For this reason, they will give it a new focus and spin to produce a series with a more intelligent and nuanced story , aided by an incredible cast of actors.
The story of the new Netflix horror series will focus on a curse that falls on a house in Tokyo . Takeo Saeki, believing that her wife was unfaithful to him, murders her along with her son Toshio and her cat. The consequences of this fateful murder and the curse of the Saeki family will fall on all those who come close.
According to the official synopsis that Netflix has published on its platform, the series “It is based on real events that took place over four decades . The truth is even more terrifying.”
the series premiere next spring 2020 on the Netflix streaming platform.
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