In the summer 1996, four high-school seniors accidentally run over a pedestrian and try to dispose of the body. One year later, a hooded killer begins killing the teenagers in an apparent act of revenge. That’s the story of 1997’s “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, which grossed over USD125 million worldwide and spawned 2 sequels — “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” (which grossed USD84 million) and the direct-to-video “I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer”.
And now, the teen horror flick, a cult favourite from the 1990s, is all set for a reboot in 2016.
Here, job your memory a little with the trailer from the 90s:
Sony Pictures has tapped Oculus director Mike Flanagan to reboot “I Know What You Did Last Summer”. Sony-based Neil Moritz (who produced the 1997 title starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Freddie Prinze Jr) is on board to produce the reboot through his Original Artists banner. Flanagan will co-write the script with Jeff Howard.
To put it into perspective, it has been 17 summers after the first movie (18 summers after the “incident”). “I Know What You Did Last Summer” itself was based on a 1973 novel by Lois Duncan – that’s over 40 summers ago.
According to Deadline, this film is a “high priority” for Sony, who wants it out in 2016.
Why? We have absolutely no idea. This could either go wonderful right and swimmingly well or horribly wrong. Also, who are they going to cast for the reboot? And..would you watch it?