'The Ring' Reboot Trailer Released; Samara Enters Flat-screen;[VIDEO]By Sarah T., UniversityHerald Reporter
This week, the American adaptation for "The Ring," which is now a reboot, got its trailer. The iconic character, Samara (in Japanese, she is Sadako), enters the flat-screen in the released trailer.
The first American adaptation of "The Ring" was released in 2002. Then, it was followed up with sequels. The reboot version trailer that has been released may give nostalgia to moviegoers who love horror movies. However, there are a few loopholes that are noticeable.
In the Japanese version, the plot of "The Ring" is about the deathly curse of the "the ring," that is given to those that have watched the footage contained in a video tape. So anyone who watched the video will die after seven days. In order to save himself from death, he should let another person to watch this video. So it is like a chain letter that you need to pass on.
In a reboot version, which you can watch in a trailer, the cursed video is now attached in email. Aside from the cursed video, the iconic scene of this movie is Samara comes out from the TV. In the reboot version, since the setting is set in modern time, Samara comes out from the flat-screen TV.
The protagonist in the reboot version is named Julia. She received an MP4 file in her email, then after that, the phone rings, then, someone from the other line said, "Seven days."
"The Ring" reboot version will hit theaters on Nov. 24, 2016, according to News.com.au. In the U.S., the film will be screened on Oct. 28, 2016.
The reboot version was actually delayed many times. It was first scheduled for November 2015, but Paramount decided to move the release date on April 1, 2016, according to Den Of Geek. But this week, the production released the trailer, and announced that the movie will hit theaters on Oct. 28.