‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Reboot On The Way

By September 15, 2014
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Back in 1997, I Know What You Did Last Summer blew up box offices around the world, raking in $125 million. It starred TV favorites Jennifer Love Hewitt (“Party Of Five”) and Sarah Michelle Gellar (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer”), and jumpstarted Ryan Phillippe’s film career.

A quick refresher:

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After what should’ve been one of the greatest nights of their lives, four friends – Hewitt, Gellar, Phillipe and Freddie Prinze Jr. (not pictured) – accidentally hit and kill a stranger on a dark and lonely highway. The four dump his (presumably) dead body into the bay – but not before swearing to keep it a secret, changing their lives forever. One year later, these four find themselves stalked by a killer who leaves them cryptic messages, one of them being (you guessed it) “I know what you did last summer.”

Admittedly, I enjoyed the film and will find myself sometimes putting down the remote when it’s on, but does this warrant a reboot? My computer says “no,” but Sony Pictures says otherwise as Deadline reports that a reboot is indeed on the way.

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The 1997 film was loosely based on the 1973 young adult novel by Lois Duncan and this time around, the script will be written and produced by Mike Flanagan (co-writer/director of Oculus), and his Oculus writing partner Jeff Howard, with Neal Moritz (producer from the 1997 film) back to produce.

I had NO clue this was (LOOSELY) based on a YA novel but I’ll wager I’d rather read the book. Here’s hoping THIS film is closer to the book and won’t rely on “the man with a hook hand” urban legend that was used in the original.

If they announce the reboot will be more faithful to the book (which sounds WAY more interesting than a dude dressed in fishing gear with a hook for a hand), maybe my “Cynical Crix-O-Meter” wouldn’t be in the “meh” zone.

What about you? What say you about this reboot?

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