Sony to Reboot ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’

I Know What You Did Last

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, is on board to produce the reboot through his Original Film banner. Flanagan will co-write the script with Jeff Howard.

“I Know What You Did Last Summer” was based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan and also starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze Jr. in a story of four friends being stalked by a killer a year after covering up a car accident. The film was directed by Jim Gillespie, from a screenplay by Kevin Williamson.

The original grossed $125 million in worldwide box office. The 1998 sequel “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” grossed $84 million.

“Oculus,” which Flanagan co-wrote with Howard, was the most successful film that was acquired at last year’s Toronto Film Festival with $40 million in worldwide grosses for Relativity. Since then, Flanagan also directed another horror movie “Somnia,” re-teaming with “Oculus” producer Intrepid Pictures.

Flanagan tweeted that he’s only on board to write at this point.

Flanagan and Howard are represented by APA and Joel Vanderkloot at Nelson Davis Wetzstein LLP.

The news about the reboot was first reported by


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  1. fabricio says:

    Mi opinion de la película en lugar de una remake es que hay que recuperar el guion de la continuacion que se iva a hacer en el año 2000 .En mi opinion tanto los personajes que interpretaron Sarah Gellar como Rayan Phillipe debieran seguir en la trama ,pudiendo ser estos sobrevivientes de la historia de la primer pelicula en lugar del policia y hermana de la reina del verano quienes pudieron ser los que aparecieron en el barco vestidos y con la apariencia de aquellos.La trama estaria mejor desde la confesion del hecho: el trato era solo diremos lo que paso delante de un psiquiatra , el conseguir nuevas identidades y el secreto guardado como tambien un nuevo trato de estos con ben willis siempre para sobrevivir, siguiendo la trama original , y una tercera en discordia entre ray y julie como concecuencia de una ruptura de pareja entre estos .Siempre quice ver la trama inicial en donde se explica una leyenda urbana delante del fogon del pescador con el garfio, esta seria sobre la historia real del enfermo psiquiatrico que se va del manicomio y comienza a perseguir a estos venciendo la mediocridad en la que derivo la saga en sus continuaciones.Me agrado la intencionalidad de rememorar el pasado como desde el recuerdo se hiciera una nueva continuacion como vuelta de rosca de la trama donde todo comienza de nuevo.

  2. maryadulaney5756 says:

    JustBecause- We’ll have to agree to disagree, then. The book was a suspenseful novel about guilt & consequences, while the movie turned the story into a slasher film . There’s nothing wrong if you like that genre, but the storyline had very little to do with the original plot.

    The author, Lois Duncan, says “As the author of the bk, I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, I certainly DO hope the remake of the film stays closer to my original story, (which didn’t include an insane fisherman with an ice hook). I also hope that people will read my updated edition of the bk before seeing the new version of the movie.”

    We’ll see….

  3. md says:

    It would be nice if it were based on the book, unlike the previous (failed) attempt.

    • JustBecause says:

      You must be in Jr. High still or stuck in that time of your life. Do you have any idea how lame that film would be? Oh yea, because the book had such an exciting climax it would be so good. Whining just to whine or trying try to sound like the bigger fan here? Yes I did read the book in 6th grade and once again when I heard they were adapting it into a film and yes it was suspenseful for a 6TH grader but as an adult it was very BORING and had a rather flat climax. The film has a cult following and if anything it brought more attention to the book and its author. The film version is better, deal with it.

    • md says:

      and also if the author would have been notified before finding it out the same way the rest of us did.

  4. cadavra says:

    Ah, another example of Amy Pascal “taking artistic risks” and “thinking outside the box.”

  5. Bill says:

    This will be followed by another heart-wrenching article in Variety asking why movie attendance is down.

    Perhaps, something, uh, new?

  6. Mr.Floppy says:

    No!!! I love that movie, leave it alone!

  7. Suzanna says:

    The only way I’d be interested in this is if it was based on Dane Whitlock’s recent musical parody “I Know What You Did Last Donna Summer.”

  8. Checker says:

    Neal Moritz is Original Film, not Original Artists. Very novice mistake.

  9. rjgforu99 says:

    That is all you geniuses can come up with. You should be ashamed of yourself calling yourselves filmmakers

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