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James Wan to produce I Know What You Did Last Summer reboot for Amazon

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According to Dread Central, horror pro James Wan (of The Conjuring, Insidious, and, uh, Aquaman) is set to produce a modern reboot of I Know What You Did Last Summer as an “episodic series” for Amazon. The story doesn’t say anything about a director or cast or when this might actually air, but Wan’s involvement alone is a pretty big deal—because, as we noted in the previous sentence, he made very good horror movie The Conjuring, surprisingly fine horror movie Insidious, and not-at-all horror movie Aquaman). On the other hand, turning a horror movie into a serialized TV series doesn’t always work out all that well, as MTV learned with the troubles it had with its Scream adaptation.

For anyone who wasn’t a teen in the late-’90s, the original I Know What You Did Last Summer was about a group of friends who accidentally kill a fisherman with their car and then ditch his body. A year later, they start receiving threatening messages from someone who—get this—knows what they did last summer. Then they all get murdered by someone with a big hook. It had Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze Jr., which is one hell of a cast for a movie in 1997. Who’s the modern Ryan Phillippe? That’s for James Wan to decide now, but he’ll probably just pick Patrick Wilson.

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This is the latest attempt to reboot the film based on Lois Duncan’s novel of the same name, with the last one coming way back in 2014.

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