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Posted on September 15, 2014 at 2:38 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Horror was huge in the 90’s, initiated by the massive success of Wes Craven’s excellent Scream in 1996, and spurred teen-centric, reference-heavy films like Urban Legend, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, and of course I Know What You Did Last Summer (also written by Scream scribe Kevin Williamson). While not great films they showcased young talent that gave teens someone to identify with on the big screen.  Now Hollywood is keen on resurrecting one such property, and they’ve settled on an I Know What You Did Last Summer remake for some reason.  Sony Pictures has already hired Oculus writer/director Mike Flanagan to write and produce the slasher redo and alongside Fast & Furious producer Neal Moritz.

Directed by Jim Gillespie, the original I Know What You Did Last Summer was loosely based on the novel of the same name i-know-what-you-did-last-summer-castby Lois Duncan and revolved around a group of teenagers who were tormented by a hook-handed man they drunkenly hit with their car and left for dead.  It featured the so-very-90s ensemble of Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Freddie Prinze Jr., and even featured a cameo by Anne Heche.  In the wake of Scream, the pic raked in $125 million at the box office and spawned the aptly titled follow-up I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.

Per Deadline, Sony has hired Mike Flanagan to write and produce the I Know What You Did Last Summer remake as a fairly low budget horror film, though it’s unclear if he will also direct.  The plan is to get the pic going for release in 2016, and since low budget/high profit horror films are all the rage at the moment, one imagines they won’t have much trouble getting this thing off the ground.

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