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‘I Know What You Did Final Summer season’ Is Undead, Due to Reboot Mania

Twenty-five years later, we’re nonetheless making an attempt to resolve what they did final summer season. Deadline introduced {that a} sequel to the hit 90s slasher movie I Know What You Did Final Summer season is within the works at Sony, with stars Freddie Prinze Jr. and Jennifer Love Hewitt in talks to reprise their roles. The sequel is ready to be directed by Do Revenge director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, with a script from Leah McKendrick. Neil M. Horowitz, who produced the unique movie, is in talks to return as a producer.

Directed by Jim Gillespie, written by Kevin Williamson, and loosely primarily based on the novel of the identical title by Lois Duncan, I Know What You Did Final Summer season debuted in theaters on October 17, 1997. It adopted 4 teenage pals—Julie James (Love Hewitt), Ray Bronson (Prinze Jr.), Helen Shivers (Sarah Michelle Gellar), and Barry Cox (Ryan Phillipe)—as they evaded a hook-wielding stalker one 12 months after by chance killing a person on the evening of their high-school-graduation. The slasher movie additionally co-starred The Large Bang Concept‘s Johnny Galecki and the late Anne Heche.  

I Know What You Did Final Summer season was an authorized hit that earned $125 million on the field workplace, helped set up a slasher revival alongside the Scream franchise, and launched the careers of its 4 comparatively unknown stars. It spawned two sequels, 1998’s I Nonetheless Know What You Did Final Summer season and 2006’s direct-to-video I am going to At all times Know What You Did Final Summer season. An I Know What You Did Final Summer season tv collection lasted for one season on Amazon Prime in 2021;  the franchise’s 4 authentic stars beforehand reunited to shock the brand new solid at a digital New York Comedian Con panel.

As of but, no plot particulars have been launched. However we are able to assume that the revival was spurred partly by the success of the latest Scream reboot, which paired authentic franchise stars like Neve Campbell with a brand new crop of expertise like Wednesday breakout Jenna Ortega. The forthcoming I Know What You Did Final Summer season will even reportedly search to “go the torch” from one technology to the subsequent. Deadline writes that Robinson, who helmed the 90s-influenced Netflix teen film Do Revenge and was a author on Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder, got here up with the thought for the remake with McKendrick, which Sony execs reportedly acquired enthusiastically.

Freddie Prinze Jr. and Jennifer Love Hewitt didn’t instantly reply to Self-importance Honest‘s request for remark. However in January of 2022, Prinze tweeted from his since-deleted account that he is been itching to return to horror. “I needed to make one other horror film ever since IKWYDLS wrapped,” he tweeted. “By no means discovered the appropriate one however I feel this 12 months it is gonna occur.”

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