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:
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.
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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