Amazon greenlights I Know What You Did Last Summer series
The update of the cult classic ’90s teen slasher I Know What You Did Last Summer has found its home at Amazon Studios with Preacher veteran Sara Goodman attached to write and executive produce alongside horror maestro James Wan via his Atomic Monster banner, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
A theatrical reboot of the series, loosely based on the novel of the same name, was previously announced in 2016 with then-up-and-coming writer/director Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House) set to co-write and direct the project. After languishing for three years that attempt is now dead in the water, with Flanagan even taking to Twitter to confirm he is no longer working on it.
“The best horror franchises always have another scare coming, and this I Know What You Did Last Summer series from Sara Goodman is a perfectly twisted update to the iconic slasher movie,” Albert Cheng, COO and co-head of television at Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “Any way you slice it, our global Prime Video customers will love this modern take on the fan favorite film.”
The 1997 film version, directed by Jim Gillespie with a script by Kevin Williamson, stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze, Jr. as a group of high school students who accidentally hit and kill a man with their car one night. Although they believe they have successfully covered up their crime, the group finds themselves at the receiving end of a slasher killer’s serial rampage one year later.
I Know What You Did Last Summer was followed by a theatrical sequel, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer in 1998 and a direct-to-video third film, I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer, in 2006.
Neal Moritz will produce the series alongside Original Film’s Payun Shatty, Atomic Monster’s Wan, Rob Hackett and Michael Clear, while Shay Hatten, who was originally set to pen the pilot, will executive produce with Goodman and Erik Feig.