Messengers and Grudge 2 reshot?
Not only that but word from Bloody Disgusting through Twitch is that another unnamed director reshot The Messengers footage!
...the reshoots were done by another director (whom I cannot name), but apparently Raimi and co. are very happy with his work.
Shooting has now completed on the film. As for Grudge 2 word is that...
...the crew is heading to Chicago for reshoots of their own, Dread Central reports. Star Amber Tamblyn tells DC, "Yeah, I heard it is going to go through a complete re-edit, and there were also major issues with the ending I guess. I'm leaving for Chicago in two weeks to do some re-shoots on it."
Oh dear, at least those look to be done with the director and not without. However I think this is just symptimatic of the void between Asian films and filmmakers and Hollywood. The two don't automatically merge well together.
I enjoyed The Grudge and thought that it was one of the strongest Asian remakes so far, and the Pang Brothers have showed a lot of great style in their films. Yet if we look back through the past few years we've seen much Asian talent go to Hollywood, try to fit in with the system, and then return home. I wonder if this will be true once again, and can Ghost House Pictures pull through this? Is it a sign that these two markets and styles just don't mix?