Just one month after F. Javier Gutiérrez signed on to direct Paramount's horror sequel The Ring 3D, Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman has signed on to rewrite the script.

David Loucka (Dream House, House at the End of the Street) wrote the original script, which follows the return of an ominous video tape that, upon watching, will lead to the viewer's death from the nefarious spirit Samara. The project was initially envisioned as a 3D sequel, although it wasn't clear when F. Javier Gutiérrez joined the project if it will be crafted in 3D or not. Now it seems Paramount is aiming for a 3D release, although it isn't known if it will be shot in native 3D, or converted in post-production.

It isn't clear if The Ring and The Ring Two star Naomi Watts will return for the follow-up. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie McDonald are producing, although no shooting schedule was released at this time.

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Akiva Goldsman won an Oscar for adapting Best Picture winner A Beautiful Mind. He most recently made his directorial debut with Winter's Tale, and his other big-screen writing credits include I, Robot, Cinderella Man and I Am Legend.