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(Cbr) After nearly 17 years, Sony Pictures still knows what you did last summer. According to Deadline, the studio reaching back into the ’90s with a reboot of the 1997 slasher film "I Know What You Did Last Summer." Written by Scream’s Kevin Williamson and based on Lois Duncan’s 1973 novel of the same name, the original followed a group of friends — Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze Jr. — who accidentally strike, and apparently kill, a fisherman while driving home from a party. They dispose of the body, only to be picked off afterward by a mysterious murderer. A theatrical sequel "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer" was released the next year, followed in 2006 by the direct-to-video "I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer." For the new film, "Oculus" writers Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard will reportedly go back to the source material. »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
We'll always know what you did last summer*. Because Sony won’t let us forget.
Deadline recently reported that the studio is rebooting I Know What You Did Last Summer, the 1997 slasher film about a group of college kids (Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Ryan Phillippe) who cover up their hit-and-run, only to be stalked and slayed by the very person they thought they killed.
Now our ultimate dream cast for this reboot is present day J.Love, Smg, Freddie Prinze, and Ryan P. playing the same roles they did two decades ago (most are available), but since that definitely won’t happen, we brainstormed a few suggestions:
News: Find out which Schwarzenegger movie is also getting a reboot!
Jennifer Love Hewitt as Julie James
If Ariana Grande played the part we could finally see her without that ponytail »
Those of us who look back on the nostalgic '90s with fondness did one giant eye-roll in reaction to the news that a reboot of the '97 horror quasi-classic "I Know What You Did Last Summer" is in the works.
Yes, it's too soon. No, we shouldn't be surprised.
Since we have no control over what Hollywood does (or doesn't do), we thought it best to put what needs to be in the reboot out for all the Internet to see. (That way, it's a matter of public record.)
So listen up, Hollywood. Here's what the children of the '90s need to see in an "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer" reboot. Otherwise, we're coming for you.
One of the biggest problems with modern horror is its (usually clunky) inclusion of texts, emails, Facebook, Twitter, and IMs, all of which instantly date the movie. »
- Tim Hayne
Sony Pictures is set to reboot the teen slasher series I Know What You Did Last Summer, with the studio tapping Oculus co-writer / director Mike Flanagan and partner Jeff Howard to pen the script for producer Neal Moritz (Fast & Furious).
Released in 1997 off the back of the success of Scream and the revival of the slasher genre, I Know What You Did Last Summer starred Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze Jr.
The film grossed $125 million off a $17 million budget, and spawned the 1998 sequel I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, as well as the 2006 straight-to-dvd follow-up I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer.
- Gary Collinson
Sony Pictures is developing a reboot of I Know What You Did Last Summer.
While reports state that Flanagan will direct the film, he has said that he has only signed up to write the project.
Happy to be writing a new "I Know What You Did Last Summer." (I'm Not, however, directing or producing... Not sure where that came from)
— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) September 15, 2014
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze Jr starred in the original film, which followed four friends being stalked by a killer a year after they covered up a road accident.
The film was based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan, and »
They were one of the most successful horror series of films from the tail end of the 1990s, and now Sony Pictures are looking to revive the I Know What You Did Last Summer movies for modern audiences.
The films, which started in 1997 with I Know What You Did Last Summer, before spawning sequels I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and the direct-to-dvd hit I’LL Always Know What You Did Last Summer as recently as 2006, were hugely successful and starred the likes of Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze, Jr.
The story, adapted from a 1970s novel by Scream writer Kevin Williamson, revolved around a group of high school students who are involved in a hit and run accident late one summer’s evening. Believing that the man they run over died, the students go about everyday life, only to discover that »
- Paul Heath
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, »
A reboot of yet another franchise we’ve all managed rather well without is in the works, and this time it’s the 1997 horror movie I Know What You Did Last Summer. The original earned over $125 million worldwide and spawned a sequel, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, which ended up grossing $84 million.
Both of those starred Jennifer Love Hewitt, though there’s currently no word on the new cast.
This new take on I Know What You Did Last Summer will be produced and co-written by Oculus director Mike Flanagan, and he will be joined by writing partner Jeff Howard. Neal Moritz will also produce (just as he did with the original which was based on the 1973 Lois Duncan novel).
Believe it or not, 17 years have passed since the release of the first movie and if Sony can make this on a fairly low budget, it stands »
- Josh Wilding
I Know What You Did Last Summer is getting a reboot courtesy of Sony Pictures, EW has confirmed.
Neal Moritz, who produced the 1997 original starring Jennifer Love-Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar, will return to produce the reboot, alongside Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard, who will also write the script based on Lois Duncan’s 1973 novel. Flanagan directed Oculus, which despite being made on a small budget saw enormous success at the box office. Sources tell Deadline that Sony is shooting for a 2016 release.
1997’s I Know What You Did Last Summer brought in $125 million worldwide, and had two sequels, »
- Emily Blake
Another group of young adults will discover that you can’t keep a murderous secret buried, as Sony Pictures has announced they are rebooting I Know What You Did Last Summer, the 1997 film based on Lois Duncan’s 1973 novel of the same name, and fans of the horror film Oculus should be pleased with the creative forces behind the reboot.
Deadline reports that Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard will write and produce the I Know What You Did Last Summer reboot, once again adapting the story from Lois Duncan’s novel. Neal Moritz, a producer of the original film, will return to produce the reboot. Sony is looking to release the remake sometime in 2016.
It will be interesting to see how closely Flanagan and Howard follow Duncan’s book, as the 1997 film is a very loose adaptation of the character-driven thriller that exists on the printed page. The original movie »
- Derek Anderson
Sony-based Neil Moritz, who produced the 1997 title starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, is on board to produce the reboot through his Original Artists banner. Flanagan will co-write the script with Jeff Howard.
“I Know What You Did Last Summer” was based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan and also starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze Jr. in a story of four friends being stalked by a killer a year after covering up a car accident. The film was directed by Jim Gillespie, from a screenplay by Kevin Williamson.
The original grossed $125 million in worldwide box office. The 1998 sequel “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” grossed $84 million.
“Oculus,” which Flanagan co-wrote with Howard, was the most successful film that was acquired at last year’s Toronto »
- Dave McNary
The 90s are red hot right now, and that can only mean one thing: an I Know What You Did Last Summer remake! Sony is planning to rejuvenate the franchise, with Oculus co-writer and director Mike Flanagan adapting the original 1973 novel by Lois Duncan, which also served as the basis for the 1997 installment.
I Know What You Did Last Summer came in the wake of Scream, with self-referencial horror a hot trend in the late-90s. Kevin Williamson, creator of the Scream franchise, even provided the screenplay, with the movie earning over $125 million worldwide.
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Ryan Phillippe headlined the original, which followed a group of teenagers who are stalked by a killer a year after they work together in covering up a fatal car accident. The movie spawned two sequels, 1998's I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, which included »
Trends come and go in Hollywood, but one of the most striking in my memory is the self-aware horror movie boom of the mid to late 1990s. This was, of course, due to 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). These weren’t good movies per se, but they had their B movie-level charms. 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. More after the jump. Directed by Jim Gillespie, the original I Know What You Did Last Summer »
- Adam Chitwood
Oculus director Mike Flanagan is being tapped to write and direct a remake to the 1997 slasher horror movie I Know What You Did Last Summer, which originally starred Jennifer Love Hewitt, who will return as a producer on the film—though it is unclear if she will act in the film as well.
I Know What You Did Last Summer was a major hit when it was released in 1997. It was the first film to ride the wave of the slasher genre that Scream had revitalized. Kevin Williamson was the screenwriter of both pictures; both had small budgets (in Summer’s case only $17 million) but earned well over a $100 million when released.
Williams’ screenplay was based on Lois Duncan’s 1973 novel of the same name. The film launched the careers not only of Hewitt but also her co-stars, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Philippe and Freddie Prinze, Jr. A sequel was »
When it comes to music, these girls have it all. They can sing. They can dance. And they can act — err, wait a minute on the last one. Sadly, a powerful voice, a magnetic personality in interviews, or killer dance moves in music videos doesn’t mean a pop star has what it takes to be an actress. With practice, some do get better. But if their big screen debuts are any precursor, some of them better stick to their main gig and leave the acting to the professionals.
Check out the 10 worst big screen debuts from your favorite female pop stars, including Britney Spears, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift. (Oh yeah, the latter is making her return to the big screen in The Giver, co-starring Meryl Streep, in theaters this weekend.)
Given that so many singers make cameos and small, often uncredited appearances in films, we limited the big screen »
- Stacy Lambe
Yes, Rock & Shock, the legendary Worcester, Mass., horror and metal festival, is still four months away, but organizers have released a tiny taste of what festival-goers can expect this October 17-19. Read on to learn what celebrity guests and musical acts are already lined up for the show.
Rock and Shock is not only Doctor Gash's favorite weekend of the year, but it's one of the coolest and most intimate festivals one can attend. And the first wave of celebrities should have everyone marking their calendars and making plans to head to Worcester this October.
Brad Dourif, who's done everything from voicing Chucky in the Child's Play series to Lord of the Rings, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and "Deadwood" just to name a few, will be making a rare festival appearance. Additionally , Dourif's daughter, Fiona Dourif (Curse of Chucky, "True Blood") will be appearing as well.
Also on »
- Scott Hallam
The Horror, the Horror!
Why isn’t there a quality, poker-themed horror movie? The title, "Poker Night: Dead Man's Hand," is a bit campy, but so are many horror movies. Imagine eight college grads uniting on a remote island for a night of boozing and strip poker. The plot writes itself. One by one, the clothing layers are removed and one by one, the players get lured from the table and slaughtered in a most grizzly fashion.
At the end, there is only one person left, and she (it has to be a she) is forced to play our killer in a poker game to the death. All you can see is the killer’s eyes behind a Yoda mask (or any other mask that terrifies you), as he deals the cards on the blood-soaked table. The girl shivers, forced to face her fears while playing the most important game of her life. »
This upcoming month, there are two interesting genre titles playing on Fearnet that you should take note of; 'Eden Lake' and 'Dahmer.' Why? Because they both represent early movies for actors that have proved to be outstanding performers in the arts long before they honed their craft. In the case of 'Eden Lake,' the film is fronted by Michael Fassbender, long before he played Magneto in the 'X-Men' films, stole the show in Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds' & played the android David from 'Prometheus' with such cold, calculated perfection. Also, you can catch 'Dahmer,' the bio pic from director David Jacobson, which stars Jeremy Renner in one of his first cinematic lead roles. Now he's an Avenger in the Marvel Universe! So it got me thinking about other examples of successful stars you may have totally forgotten were in genre films. »
- Rob Galluzzo
Deadline reports that Judge Dredd and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer director Danny Cannon has signed on to both direct and executive produce Warner Bros. TV and Fox’s Gotham pilot. The project comes from The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller and already has a series commitment from the network. They’re prioritising it after an intense bidding war last year.
While Cannon may initially seem like an unlikely choice, he launched CSI: Miami, Alcatraz, Nikita, and The Tomorrow People’s pilots in the same roles he will serve in for Gotham. The Tomorrow People debuted on The CW last year to strong ratings and launched on E4 in the UK earlier this month.
- Josh Wilding
According to Deadline, British filmmaker Danny Cannon has been tapped to direct and executive produce Fox's Gotham pilot, which will centre on the early years of Detective Jim Gordon and the city's villains prior to the emergence of the Batman.
Cannon has previously directed the pilots for the likes of CSI, Nikita, Alcatraz and The Tomorrow People, while his feature film credits include Judge Dredd, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and Goal! The Dream Begins.
- Gary Collinson
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