It’s been 13 years since the infamous deadly videotape was in circulation. Over a decade later, Samara returns to unleash a reign of terror on a new set of unsuspecting victims.
It’s been 13 years since the mysterious videotape ruthlessly took the lives of anyone who watched it. When the unmarked tape is stumbled upon, many fall prey to their curiosity, and find themselves watching a series of distorted and shadowy images flickering on their screens.
Haunted by the unsettling video, the viewer instantly receives a phone call. On answering, an eerie voice informs them that they have seven days to live.
Holt is one such unsuspecting victim. Having viewed the nightmarish film, he finds himself growing steadily more distant from his once loving girlfriend, Julia.
Initially rumoured to be a prequel telling the story of Samara’s origins, it has since been confirmed that this hotly-anticipated psychological thriller is a sequel to 2002’s The Ring. Rebooting the franchise, Rings follows on from the events from The Ring – Gore Verbinski’s remake of the Japanese film, Ringu (1998).
The reboot brings with it a cast of fresh new talent, including Alex Roe (Sniper: Legacy) as Holt and Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz (The Fifth Wheel) as girlfriend Julia, with The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki in a supporting role.
Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Crimson Peak) also features in the credits as an executive producer, with director F. Javier Gutiérrez (Before the Fall) at the helm of his second feature-length film.