Hammer Films Set to Make “Modern” Take on ‘The Abominable Snowman’

By November 22, 2013
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Hollywood sure loves its remakes and sequels, but that doesn’t always mean that a new spin on an old project is a bad idea (though we’re still reeling from the news that anyone thought it would be a good idea to pen a sequel to It’s a Wonderful Life, and the existence of A Haunted House 2 still stings). Such is the case with Hammer Film’s new version of their 1957 shriekfest The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas.

The classic movie studio sent out a press release about the project, one packed with details about what we can expect from this new Snowman. (The first film was, of course, about the classic movie monster and his discovery up in the Himalayas – bad idea, discoverers).

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The press release shares the plot of the new film, described as such: “in this modern take on the Yeti myth, a scientific expedition’s illegal ascent up an unclimbed peak of one of the World’s most formidable mountains accidentally awakens an ancient creature that could spell a certain end for them all.” Matthew Read (Pusher, Hammer of the Gods) and Jon Croker (The Woman In Black: Angel of Death, Desert Dancer) have penned the new screenplay and it promises to “put a modern twist on the 1957 iconic original film from Hammer’s extensive canon of work.”

The Abominable Snowman is not only a classic horror film, it’s one that features a favorite classic monster – think Bigfoot, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Wolfman, and the like – and one that’s ripe for a new film. Sure, the SyFy Channel has tried to make its own yeti films in the past (think of you, Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon), but an all-new adventure from the movie house that first put the big guy on screen? That’s worth screaming about.

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Kate Erbland
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