Sony Rebooting 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'

I Know What You Did Last Summer

Because it's been nearly a decade since the last cheapo direct-to-video I Know What You Did Last Summer sequel -- and because America just can't get enough of nubile young things in white tank tops being pursued by homicidal maniacs -- Sony has apparently hit the reboot button on the formerly Jennifer Love Hewitt-led franchise, snaring the creative team behind this year's horror hit Oculus to re-adapt the 1973 Lois Duncan book that started it all.

The plot, as if it matters, centers around a gaggle of good-looking but callow youth (a group rounded out by Ryan Phillippe, Freddy Prinze, Jr., and Sarah Michelle Gellar in the 1997 original) who accidentally commit a crime and cover it up in panic, only to discover months later that their dirty deeds did not go unnoticed.

Oculus co-writer/director Mike Flanagan and his partner Jeff Howard are at work on the reboot, with Neal Moritz attached to produce; according to Deadline, the studio is hoping the pair will work their micro-budget magic on the franchise -- and in a hurry, as they're reportedly eyeing a 2016 release date.

The search is now apparently on for a new young lady who can fill out a form-fitting wardrobe while screaming. Is Alexandra Daddario busy?

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