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Last Summer and Devil horror reboots coming…

September 16th, 2014 by Dave Bowling Comments

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.

Source: TheWrap.

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...