Alas! Another slasher film bites the dust this week as Sony Pictures announce an I Know What You Did Last Summer reboot with Oculus director Mike Flanagan and his co-writer Jeff Howard to take on the project. Based on Lois Duncan’s novel of the same name, the original film brought in a whopping $125 million back in 1997, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe.
Written by Scream writer Kevin Williamson, the film saw a group of teens stalked by a crazed killer one year after they covered up a fatal car accident. The 90’s horror film also produced two sequels uniquely titled; I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, and the direct-to-DVD I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer.
Sadly I remain apprehensive about this reboot, not only due to the unfortunate amount of unjustified horror remakes these days, but also because, does it not seem a little too soon to remake this film? However, this feature is said to be of high priority for Sony Pictures, and there is no doubt it will gain a substantial amount of money due to its existing fan base. The film is set for release in 2016 so it might be a while before a trailer is released. I for one will be holding tight as this project falls together, and will be keeping a keen eye out for all upcoming news.