Horror movies: 13 icon franchises in the process of getting a reboot

Friday the 13th. Image Courtesy Paramount Pictures, Shudder
Friday the 13th. Image Courtesy Paramount Pictures, Shudder /
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4. An American Werewolf in London

Yet another remake that’s been in development hell for years. A reboot of the cult classic werewolf flick, An American Werewolf in London, was going to be made by Max Landis, who has been attached to the project for years.

Landis is the son of the film’s original director John Landis, so it only seemed natural that he be the one to remake it and for a while, it seemed like it was going to happen. He completed the first draft of the script in 2017, but not long after that, he was accused of sexual assault from eight different women.

The accusations have since caused his name to be removed from multiple projects, including An American Werewolf in London. All hope seemed to be lost until Robert Kirkman stepped forward. The co-creator of “The Walking Dead” comic and an occasional writer for the television series. There are no additional details regarding the film.

3. I Know What You Did Last Summer

The slasher that you’ll grow to hate if you ever have to write out the title more than three times,  I Know What You Did Last Summer, is getting a TV series reboot from Amazon. Branded as a “YA TV series”, Aquaman director James Wan will helm the pilot and the film’s original producers will help oversee the project.

This is my least favorite of all horror movies when it comes to slashers. Partly because it just reminds me of the 1998 film Urban Legend, which was made just one year after I Know What You Did Last Summer and is also getting a reboot.

The film is loosely inspired by The Hookman legend that first started in the mid-1950s, and I can only hope that the series will put more focus on the legend than on hot teens. There was also news of a feature-length film remake back in 2014 but nothing’s come of it. screenwriter Shay Hatten is said to pen the script but no further details have been reported.