Back in March, the horror-sphere was all aflutter with reports that Sony Pictures was set to reboot their famous nineties slasher property I Know What You Did Last Summer.
We reported on this back then, stating that we knew very little, other than the fact Jennifer Kaytin Robinson was set to direct from a script she’d co-authored. It later transpired that this was to be a legacy sequel in the vein of 2018’s Halloween and 2022’s Scream.
To that end, we delighted when hearing the news that original stars Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr. were attached to return. This delight soon turned somewhat sour however, when Prinze Jr. publicly stated he hadn’t received an offer, or even been contacted by the studio.
It’s been 7 months since this all transpired, and we’ve had no news to follow-up with. This begs the question; will this reboot happen?
Historically, I Know What You Did Last Summer doesn’t have much luck when it comes to rebooting the property. There was the 2006 direct-to-DVD sequel I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer, originally set to spin-off an entire line of home video movies. Instead, it became known as one of the worst slashers of the modern age.
Next, the franchise tried its hand at a television outing for Amazon, co-produced by James Wan. This too died on the vine, being cancelled after only eight episodes.
However, now would be the perfect time to bring the property back! The stage is definitely set, as the slasher film and “reboot” sequels are still a piping hot commodity in Hollywood. This could be a complete reinvention for the series and see it top the box-office once more.
We desperately need an update, and pray this isn’t one of those countless sequel tales that never comes to fruition. We’ve gotten our closure with Laurie Strode; Sidney Prescott looks set to take-on Ghostface one last time… Where is Julie James and her final battle? Fans want to see Jennifer Love-Hewitt activate her final girl stance again, but the project seems to have completely fallen off.
We reached out to a trusted source for any updates on the speculative piece, but were only told that we must wait until the strike action ends and Hollywood is moving once more. So, does that mean that something is brewing?
We’ll be keeping an eye on this one closely, and hoping that The Fisherman isn’t dead in the water once again.