Nakata Very Interested in Returning to The Ring

Director Hideo Nakata (The Ring 2) says he’s just as keen as the studio to return for another installment of The Ring.

Nakata, who also directed the Japanese versions of the series, said that he’d be very interested in doing a prequel film as the next chapter. “In Japan, I directed a ‘Ring’ prequel called ‘Ring Zero.’ It’s about how the little girl was killed at age 8,” he says.

Rumours are continuing to float around saying that Naomi Watts won’t be returning for the next sequel. The prequel may indeed be the way they’ll go.

Head of distribution for Dreamworks, Jim Tharp, told The Hollywood Reporter that “We’ve certainly been working on a ‘The Ring Three’ script, but there’s been no final determination.”