The Ring 2: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Commercial helmer Noam Murro is rounding his way to the big screen, signing on to direct The Ring 2 for DreamWorks.

Murro steps into the director's chair for the sequel, taking the reins from Gore Verbinski, who helmed the first "Ring." The first installment -- an Americanized version of the Japanese hit "Ringu" -- debuted in October 2002 and went on to gross north of $128 million at the domestic boxoffice. It not only proved to be the highest-grossing film of the year for the studio, but it also helped to propel the career of "Mulholland Drive" star Naomi Watts, who has been working almost constantly since the bow of "The Ring."

The second installment is being penned by Ehren Kruger.

Brian B.