In 1997, Mandalay Entertainment and Summer Knowledge LLC produced the teen slasher film #IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer. The original starred Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Ryan Phillippe, and took just over $125,000,000 worldwide, resulting in two sub-standard sequels.
Back in 2014, (yes it's been that long), the first reports came in that there was going to be a remake. Websites including Deadline and Screenrant were just two of the multiple sites who broke the news of the upcoming reboot, but since then, not a lot more has been revealed.
What we do know, according to IMDb, is that the movie will once again be based on the novel written by Lois Duncan. But taking over the screenplay reigns from Kevin Williamson will be Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard. If you weren't familiar with these two, then it should be of some comfort that they worked together on #OuijaOriginofEvil, #Hush and #Oculus, which does bode some excitement.
But where does that leave the script? Is it still being written? Has it been completed, or even submitted yet? And if so, what information can we gather? I took to twitter to see if I could find out...
The Good News
Mike Flanagan was kind enough to give us a few details as to where the production on the film was at, and it seems that the script has not only been written, but handed in too. He went on to say: 'I was only involved with the script -- we turned it in a while ago, I'm not sure what's happening. But my involvement ended with the script'
So at least the script has been done, although it's not too reassuring that it was handed in a while ago and there seems to be no word on how the rest of the production is coming along. So naturally, I tried to pry a liitle bit more to see if I could get any more inside info....
The Not So Good News
Crystal Lowe, Nina Dobrev, Ashley Tisdale, Kristen Bell and Selena Gomez have all been rumored to star in the remake, but Flanagan remained very tight-lipped about giving away any extra details regarding his script, saying 'Nope! Sorry!' when pushed to see if he would spill the beans.
I did try and push my luck one more time, but it seems that contractually, no information can be given at this point.
As of yet, there's no news on any cast, let alone a director for the reboot. But we do at least have a script, which has subsequently been submitted, so that must bring some good news to fans that were waiting for an update.
But what do you guys think? Are these tweets something that make you optimistic about the future of the film, or do you think it will never see the light of day? Let me know in the poll below, and don't forget to sound off in the comments section below too!