It was announced recently that there is a prequel coming to the Ring franchise.  Now the two leads have been cast!

According to Deadline, up and coming actor Alex Roe has been cast as the male lead in the prequel to Gore Verbinski’s breakout 2002 hit.  You may not know the name now, but Rings marks one of two big films Roe will be starring in this year.  The other being a young adult alien invasion film, The 5th Wave also starring Cloe Grace Moretz.

Roe joins Matilda Lutz who has already been cast as the female lead and the film is slated to be released this November on …… FRIDAY THE 13TH!!!!

Of course avid horror fans will remember that a prequel called Rings was already been done in 2005 starring Ryan Merriman.  The short film was included as an extra on the disc to the sequel, The Ring Two which is derided by many horror fans so its easy to see why Paramount Pictures would want to forget that film.

Samara returns with a familiar video tape to strike terror again in the third film of the Ring franchise, The Ring 3

So, who thinks this thing will be good?  It’s getting a rather quick production schedule and the director, Javier Gutierrez is also a stranger thus far to the horror genre so I am a bit worried. What do you guys think?  Let us know in the comments below!

source: Deadline