In 2002, Naomi Watts starred in a halfway decent horror film called The Ring. It was an English-speaking version of the popular Japanese horror film, Ringu, and did well enough that it inspired a terrible sequel in 2005 simply called The Ring 2.
Now, more than a decade later, Paramount is returning to the franchise with Rings. The film features a cast of new characters that, like their predecessors, have become obsessed with this idea of watching a tape that inevitably leads to their untimely death. Earlier this year, Paramount confirmed that the events in the film would take place 13 years after the original. Samara, the dead, demonic girl from the original films, will also return for the third installment in the franchise.
Aside from Johnny Galecki, best known for his work as Leonard on The Big Bang Theory, the cast is mostly fresh faced actors. The film is being directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez, who will also act as an executive producer on the upcoming Crow film that’s currently in development.
Rings is slated to be released Oct. 28.