"THE RING" WILL SEND CHILLS UP & DOWN YOUR SPINE WHEN IT AIRS AS A NETWORK TELEVISION PREMIERE, MONDAY JUNE 6
Starring Academy Award-Nominated Naomi Watts
There's no going back. Once you've seen it, you're marked till the end of your time -- which is a whole lot closer than you think! -- when ABC airs the network television premiere of "The Ring," MONDAY JUNE 6 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET). Based on the modern Japanese horror classic, "Ringu," Gore Verbinski now brings you the hair raising American version of the thriller.
Seven days to live... that's all you're given in the eerie whispered phone call you receive after viewing a mysterious tape filled with strange and jarring images. This is what Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts), a young and ambitious journalist, learns in the course of investigating who or what frightened her niece to death -- and exactly how. She stumbles upon the infamous disturbing tape, which she watches and shares with her ex-husband, Noah (Martin Henderson), and son Aidan (David Dorfman). Fearing for their now short-sentenced lives, Rachel and Noah race against time to understand what the images of a frightening little girl, a horse ranch and a blazing ring all represent, and how they can stop it... that is, if it can be stopped.
Starring are Naomi Watts ("Le Divorce," "21 Grams") as Rachel Keller, Martin Henderson ("Torque," "Windtalkers") as Noah Clay, David Dorfman ("The Texas Chain Massacre," "Bounce") as Aidan Keller and Daveigh Chase ("Beethoven 5th," "Stitch! The Movie" [voice]) as Samara.
"The Ring" was directed by Gore Verbinski ("Pirates of the Caribbean: The curse of the Black Pearl," "The Mexican"). Writing credits for the novel are given to Koji Suzuki ("Honogurai mizu no soko kara, aka Dark Water," "Ring 2: Spiral"). Writing credits for the screenplay are given to Ehren Kruger ("Reindeer Games," "Scream 3").
"THE RING" IN HDTV:
The ABC Television Network's HDTV broadcast of "The Ring" will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound.
This program carries a TV-14,V parental guideline. Due to some violent content, viewer discretion is advised.