Oh bloody hell, Scream’s poorer cousin is back…
Mike Flanagan, the co-writer and director Oculus, has become attached to direct a remake of 1997 slasher flick I Know What You Did Last Summer for Sony Pictures.
Following the massive success of the Wes Craven-directed postmodern horror Scream, the film’s writer Kevin Williamson created Last Summer as a more normal, less artsy slasher and based it on a 1973 novel by Lois Duncan. In the story, four teenagers are stalked and murdered one by one by a psychotic killer fisherman a year after running him over and leaving him for dead. Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr and Ryan Phillippe starred in the film which spawned two sequels of truly diminishing quality.
The new version is expected to be shot on a tight budget and production schedule, featuring a cast mostly made up of unknowns. It’s currently targeting a 2016 release date.
Source: Dark Horizons
Hollywood Plans I Saw The Devil Remake?
Writer Simon Barrett and director Adam Wingard are apparently nearing a deal to write and direct an English-language remake of Kim Jee-Woon’s 2010 South Korean horror I Saw the Devil.
Snoot Entertainment, the production company behind the pair’s recent film The Guest, is also on board. The company’s Keith Calder and Jessica Calder will produce with Adi Shankar (Dredd) and Spencer Silna (The Voices).
The original version of I Saw the Devil is a revenge tale about an elite special agent whose pregnant fiancé is murdered by a serial killer, driving him to lure the murderer into an increasingly violent and twisted game. The original is character-driven rather than plot-driven: the killer’s identity is revealed early on, as with the Hannibal Lecter series.
The project has been in the works for some time now. Barrett has apparently started writing the script and Wingard has reportedly begun meeting with actors.