Sony Pictures is punching their ticket to board the legacy sequel hype train.
According to Deadline, the studio is in early development on a follow-up to the cult 90’s slasher I Know What You Did Last Summer. In similar fashion to 2018’s Halloween or last year’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the project will serve as a direct sequel to the ’97 film, ignoring all the other sequels in the series.
The outlet is reporting that original stars Jenniver Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr. are in talks to reprise their roles for the new film. Thor: Love and Thunder co-writer Jennifer Kaytin Robinson has been tapped to direct the picture from a script penned by Leah McKendrick.
The report states that the idea for the new film came from both Robinson and McKendrick and that their pitch “blew away studio execs,” who were also encouraged by the success of the recent Scream reboot. Studio suits also see this as a “passing of the torch” opportunity, planning to springboard a new generation of characters off the backs of the returning cast members.
What do you make of this news? Does the prospect of a Halloween 2018-esque legacy sequel for I Know What You Did Last Summer sound like something they should be making? Is it something you would even check out? Or are you burnt out on these sequels that ignore all the other sequels? Sound off in the comments below to let us and the rest of the movie-loving world know your thoughts!