Apparently someone still knows what someone did a few summers ago according to a report released by Deadline. That’s right geeks, “I Know What You Did Last Summer” is set to make a return with Sony pictures behind the project. According to Deadline, Sony has already hired Oculus co-writer and director Mike Flanagan and partner Jeff Howard to adapt the original 1973 book. The popular 1990s horror franchise was also based on the book about friends being stalked by a killer after conspiring to cover up a fatal car accident. Original franchise producer Neal Moritz is set to return for the reboot.
The popular 1997 teen scream slasher flick raked in over $125 million at the box office; which was followed up by a forgettable sequel that tanked horribly. This really leaves us with one obvious question….why the reboot? The original movie was not that great, but it was a fun watch with Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Ryan Phillippe still making names for themselves in the biz. The cult classic slasher has become a frequent companion for fans of watching cheese horror movies on Halloween night. A reunion with some of the old cast members back in the saddle for another sequel could have been a better angle for diehard fans.
The tight budgeted “I Know What You Did Last Summer” project is planned to be release somewhere in 2016.