It’s a new day and when you wake up, there’s another remake in the works. This time, via Deadline, Sony Pictures are rebooting the 1997 horror film ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ and is currently being penned by Oculus co-writer and director Mike Flanagan, alongside partner Jeff Howard. Neal Moritz from the Fast and Furious franchise is on board as producer.
The original film, which is 17 years old now (dear god), was an adaptation of Lois Duncan’s book about four teenagers covering their tracks of a hit and run. In the film they hit a fisherman, believe he’s dead and dump him into the water. A year later one of them gets a later saying ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’, the group try to figure out who sent the letter. The original starred the likes of Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Freddie Prinze Jr, Johnny Galecki, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras and Anna Heche.
Normally horror remakes work in terms of money making, already an established name and Oculus turned a good profit so it makes sense that Mike Flanagan is on board. It’ll be interesting to see if the remake will be more faithful in terms of the source material to the book or follow the same patterns as the film adaptation, which spawned two sequels (‘I Still Know What You Did Last Summer’ and ‘I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer’ (I didn’t realise under a few minutes ago that the latter existed)).
The original film, the premise was more interesting than the film itself, but I’m curious to see how the remake will flow.