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I Know What You Did Last Summer Reboot in the Works

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According to a report from Deadline, Sony Pictures is planning on bringing the book “I Know What You Did Last Summer” to the big screen again. The novel, written by beloved author Lois Duncan, was originally published by in 1973.

The novel was then famously adapted into film in 1997 starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze, Jr. The horror story follows 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.

The film 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.

The reboot will be produced by Neal Moritz. There is word on whether or not the adaptation will be based on the book or a reboot of the 1997 film.

Lionsgate Adapting “Down a Dark Hall” With Stephenie Meyer

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Lionsgate has officially acquired the rights to “Down a Dark Hall.” The popular 1974 young adult novel is heading for the big screen with Stephenie Meyer, the author of “Twilight” signed on as producer. The novel was written by Lois Duncan.

“Down a Dark Hall” follows a young girl, Kit Gordy, who is a new student at the exclusive Blackwood Boarding School. There she confronts the school’s supernatural occurrences and dark powers of its headmistress.

Meghan Hibbett will also produce with Meyer with their Fickle Fish Films banner. They have hired Michael Goldback to write the screenplay. He will be aided by Chris Sparling who is set to do “additional writing on the script.” Rodrigo Cortes will direct.

The author of the book, Duncan, has had other works previously adapted into popular films. The horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer as well as the children’s film Hotel for Dogs are both based on her novels. 

Currently there is no word on when the project will go into production. The studio has not announced who they are eyeing for the lead roles or an anticipated release date.