It’s been a decade since Hollywood’s infatuation with J-Horror remakes faded away, but several of the most well-known franchises have continued on in Japan… specifically, the Ringu and Ju-On films. Back in 2017, Paramount tried (and failed) to relaunch The Ring franchise in the U.S. with Rings, but now Sony is attempting to bring back The Grudge series for a fresh start as well. Directed by Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes of My Mother, Piercing), the new version of The Grudge reuses the basic imagery and concept while attempting to create a new mythology. With a solid cast that includes John Cho, Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, Betty Gilpin, Lin Shaye, and Jacki Weaver, perhaps this will succeed where Rings failed? The Grudge hits theatres on January 3rd; check out the first trailer below and let us know what you think.