New Trailer Released for Next ‘Ring’ Film ‘Sadako’

27.February.2019 | MOVIE

A new trailer for the recently-announced upcoming next entry to the Ring film franchise Sadako has been released.


The original Ring film was released in Japan in 1998 and was directed by Hideo Nakata. It is an adaptation of Koji Suzuki’s horror novel of the same name about a cursed video that when watched kills the viewer seven days after watching.


The film kindled a J-horror boom when it was released. The antagonist of the film, Sadako Yamamura, has gone on to become the most famous ghost in Japan with the image of her crawling out of the TV with her white one piece and long black hair.


The new trailer features the protagonist Mayu Akigawa (played by Elaiza Ikeda), a psychology counselor, watching her young brother Kazuma Akigawa’s (Hiroya Shimizu) video on his YouTube channel where he enters the room of a multi-unit apartment which burned from a fire. In the video, she notices a mysterious figure cloaked in a white robe with long black hair standing behind him…


The rest of the trailer features clips of the cursed tape backed by a new arrangement of the song feels like ‘HEAVEN’, a song that was used in the original Ring film.


Sadako is crawling through Japanese cinema screens on May 24, 2019. It will star Elaiza Ikeda as the main character Mayu Akigawa, a psychology counselor who gets involved in an incident with Yusuke Ishida, played by Takashi Tsukamoto, who will try to fix it. Hiroya Shimizu will play the part of Mayu’s younger brother Kazuma Akigawa who becomes a YouTuber to try and awaken Sadako’s curse. Himeka Himejima will play Jinko, a mysterious girl who lost her memory and is taken in at the hospital Mayu works at. Renn Kiriyama will play Mayu’s colleague Minori Fujii.