I Know What You Did Last Summer….. Again?! Sony Announces Plans for a Remake!

Director Mike Flanagan is said to be taking on the project.

Sony Pictures announced today that they are planning on remaking the 1997 film I Know What You Did Last Summer, which grossed $125 million, and thus resulted in a sequel a year later.

The director taking on the project is Mike Flanagan, whom is best known for Oculus and Absentia. However, looking at his IMDb profile, it appears he’s never taken on a slasher flick before. As a huge Absentia fan, I’ll still hold out hope even though I believe a remake is not necessary at all.


Mike plans on following Lois Duncan’s book– which the 1997 film kind of did follow (however in the book, no one is actually murdered.) The film is slated for a 2016 release and is said to be high on the priority list for Sony Pictures.


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  • Lois Duncan
    15 September 2014 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    I’m the author of the book, and this is the first time I’ve learned the movie will be remade. (The author is always the last to know anything Hollywood does.) Although I wish I’d been informed, I couldn’t be more pleased. My book was NOT a slasher book, it was a psychological suspense novel. I’d love to see a different script writer take on this project and, hopefully, make it conform more closely to the book.

    • Melissa B.
      15 September 2014 at 9:06 pm - Reply

      I read your book when I was a teenager! I also owned many of your other novels. I loved to read them. I’d say Killing Mr. Griffin was my favorite besides IKWYDLS. I know I Know What You Did Last Summer was nothing like a slasher book, and that’s why I wanted to include in my article that the book has no murders… Most people tend to not know that it seems. Too many movie makers these days tend to think the only way to “spruce” up a story is with adding more gore and blood to the plot. Michael Flanagan is a great director though, and his movies usually don’t feature much gore– they seem to play on creating tension in different ways.