Sony Plans To Reboot I Know What You Did Last Summer

With the help of Oculus' Mike Flanagan


by James White |
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Of all the titles being fed into the maw of the Reboot Machine, we really didn’t think anyone would add 1997 horror I Know What You Did Last Summer to the conveyor belt. Still, Sony has gone ahead and done just that, hiring Oculus co-writer/director Mike Flanagan to go back to the source novel– yes, the film had one – for a new stab.

Flanagan is working once again with co-producer Jeff Howard, who contributed to the script that turned Oculus from a short into a successful horror film. The director is working from Lois Duncan’s 1973 book about a group of teens who cover up a fatal car accident, only to be stalked and slaughtered in revenge.

The story spawned the 1997 original film, which saw Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Ryan Philippe as the leads, and 1999’s I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, which reunited Hewitt and some of the cast for more slasher action.

Sony will no doubt be hoping that Flanagan can marshall his talent for low-budget horror to help kick off a profitable new franchise. He has several projects in development but is currently working on editing his latest thriller, Somnia, and a documentary called American Marriage.

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