A reboot of the iconic 90s slasher I Know What You Did Last Summer is in the works at Sony.
Do Revenge director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson is set to direct the film, with original stars Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr. in talks to reprise their roles.
The 1997 film follows four friends (played by Hewitt, Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe) who are hunted down by a hit-and-run killer a year after covering up a hit-and-run car accident where someone is supposed to to be dead. The film, directed by Jim Gillespie and written by Scream franchise writer Kevin Williamson, is a take on the urban legend “The Hook” and is inspired by ’80s teen slashers like Prom Night and Sorority Row. Along with Scream, the film is credited with reviving the teenage slasher subgenre and ushering in a new era of horror.
I Know What You Did Last Summer grossed $125 million worldwide against a budget of just $17 million, and went on to spawn two sequels, Danny Cannon’s I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and I’ll Always Know. What You Did Last Summer by Sylvain White. . The sequels were not financially or critically successful, with the latter being released straight-to-DVD in 2006. A reboot series of the same name hit Amazon Prime Video in 2021, but was canceled after one season.
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