The Ring is an American horror film series released by Dreamworks based on the Japanese Ring franchise created by Koji Suzuki. The first installment of the series is a remake of Ring. The sequel to the first film, same as the sequel to the 1998 film adaption of Ring, The Ring 2 is not based on Koji Suzuki's work. The story is set after the events of The Ring and reveals more back stories of Samara Morgan. The third film, Rings will be released in February 2017.