Sony Pictures is developing a sequel to I Know What You Did Last Summer after Paramount’s recent success with the Scream franchise.
Sony Pictures is developing a sequel to the 1997 slasher film I know what you did last summer. Kaytin Robinson will direct the sequel, and Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr are in talks to reprise their roles from the first film.
The original film centers on a group of friends who reunite when they are chased by a hook-and-eye killer a year after a tragic accident in which they allegedly killed a man in a hit-and-run. The first film was a huge hit and spawned two sequels. Love Hewitt and Prinze Jr. starred in the first two episodes but not the third. The first film helped launch the careers of Love Hewitt, Prinze Jr. and co-star Ryan Phillipe. Amazon Prime Video also produced a short I know what you did last summer television series based on the franchise, which premiered on the platform in 2021.
Parcel details for the I know what you did last summer the rest is kept secret. According to Deadline, Sony isn’t looking to reboot the franchise but to do a “passing the torch” style sequel where the original cast is brought back and a new generation is introduced. Paramount Pictures’ Shout the franchise received similar treatment with the 2022 sequel. The fifth film in the Shout The franchise introduced several original cast members and introduced several new and younger characters to continue the series. The success of this film was probably a big selling point for the new I know what you did last summer next, especially since Shout 2022 was a box office success. The next movie from Shout The series is set to release on March 10, 2023.
As reported by Deadline, the idea for the new film came from Robinson and screenwriter Leah McKendrick, who reportedly blew Sony executives away with their pitch. Robinson is best known for her 90s Netflix movie Revenge, which centers on two teenagers who form an unlikely duo to get revenge on their classmates. The film received generally positive reviews and was compared favorably to the ’90s thriller. cruel intentions. The success of Revenge was most likely a big selling point for Robinson to take over the I know what you did last summer franchise.
Robinson is also known for her directorial debut, A good person. She also worked as a screenwriter on Marvel Studios Thor: Love and Thunder and the HBO Max original, Pregnant, And she was a consultant on the Disney Plus series Hawk Eye. McKendrick is best known for the vigilante thriller MFAwhich she wrote, produced and performed. She is also known for her romantic comedy feature film, Voicemail for Isabelle, which was picked up by Sony and is set to star actress Hailee Steinfeld.
THE I know what you did last summer suite is in development at Sony.
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