One year after “Scream” picked apart horror movie conventions in 1996, audiences were treated to “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” a more straight ahead, but still self-aware, genre entry that was probably better than it had any right to be. It had beautiful young people (Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Freddie Prinze Jr.—oh, the ’90s), a goofy premise and was executed with just the right amount cheese. Moreover, it spawned two sequels, so yes, it has franchise appeal, and so here we are with a reboot.
Sony will once again uncover deep dark secrets with terror-filled consequences, as they’ve hired “Oculus” co-writer and director Mike Flanagan to takes audiences to ‘Last ‘Summer’ once again. Deadline says Flanagan and co-writer Jeff Howard will adapt from the source material, the 1973 book by Lois Duncan, but let’s not pretend that matters a whole bunch. This about four teens who accidentally kill someone, dump the body and make a pact to keep it amongst themselves, only to later be terrorized by someone claiming to know—wait for it—”what they did last summer.”
Until there are more details about this one, take a trip down memory lane with the vintage trailer.