I think before you die, you see the ring.

A follow-up to the 2002 critically acclaimed (and box office success) horror flick The Ring has been in limbo for quite some time, and we’re learning that it will be pushed back again into 2016.

The follow-up was scheduled to be released as early as next month, but Paramount Pictures has said it will open early next year instead. Originally called The Ring 3D, it’s now titled Rings.

Directed by Spanish filmmaker F. Javier Gutierrez, Rings stars Johnny Galecki, Matilda Lutz, and Alex Roe. Naomi Watts, who helmed the first two movies, is notably absent from the list of stars. It will be the third installment in the American series, which was based on the 1998 Japanese horror movie Ringu, about a cursed videotape that kills people days after they view it.

This is a bummer because the November 13th release date would’ve made it almost 13 years to the release date of the first installment, and we horror fans do love the number 13.

Very little is known about the plot of Rings, but given that cursed videotapes are horribly outdated (at this point, even Blu-Rays are, too!), I’m curious to see how they develop the storyline for a modern take.

 

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My cousin forced me to watch Child’s Play when I was around five years old, and I’ve loved horror movies ever since. I’ll watch anything (the gorier the better) but faint at the sight of blood in real life. Let’s be internet friends -- follow me on Twitter @mrstschinkel.