Screen Gems has pushed back Nicholas Pesce’s ‘Grudge’ remake. Originally planned for June 21, it will now come out January 3, 2020.
This is now the second change in release, as the very first date was August 16, 2019.
Pesce’s recent film was at Sundance a year ago, his psychological horror comedy ‘Piercing,’ which starred Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbott.
Moreover, the first weekend of the year is always lucrative for genre films. This year Sony opened ‘Escape Room’ to $18.2 million, above tracking expectations, with the film heading to a $50 million domestically.
Currently, Universal has an untitled Blumhouse movie on January 3, 2020.
Further, ‘Grudge’ will star Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho, and Lin Shaye. Also, Pesce did rewrites based on Jeff Buhler’s original script.
To reiterate, the film will now release January 3, 2020.