The original 1990 horror-comedy starring Jeff Daniels watched as a species of South American killer spiders hitched a lift to the U.S. in a coffin—subsequently beginning to breed and kill within a small California town. Frank Marshall directed in his feature debut, with Julian Sands, Harley Jane Kozak and John Goodman rounding out the cast. Walt Disney Studios subsidiary Hollywood Pictures produced the pic, which grossed 53.21M against a 22M budget.
Amblin is partnering on the remake with James Wan’s Atomic Monster, with Wan (Malignant) and Michael Clear (The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It) set to produce, and Judson Scott on board as executive producer. Marshall will also exec produce, with President of Production Jeb Brody overseeing the project for Amblin, alongside EVP Lauren Abrahams and SVP Mia Maniscalco.