March 29, 2023

I Know What You Did Last Summer sequel is in works at Sony. This is the news I didn’t know I needed today but here we are ecstatic with this news. After the successful revival of Scream, Sony Pictures is seeking to rejuvenate its own slasher franchise. According to sources, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson has been selected to direct a sequel to I Know What You Did Last Summer, with Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr. in discussions to reprise their roles. This is being reported by Deadline.

Legacy Characters and New Characters

While Leah McKendrick is writing the script, the concept for the new film originated from Jennifer Kaytin Robinson and McKendrick, who impressed studio executives with their pitch for the sequel last autumn. Sony believed it was crucial to not reboot the franchise but instead to create a sequel in the style of a “passing of the torch,”. Original cast members are joined by new cast members, similar to the approach taken in films like Scream and Creed. After Robinson and McKendrick presented the idea, the next step was to secure the involvement of Hewitt and Prinze, which they were eager to do after hearing the proposal. The prospect of bringing back familiar faces to appeal to old fans and introducing new ones was too compelling for the studio to ignore.

The positive reception of Robinson’s Netflix film Do Revenge, which paid homage to late-90s movies like Cruel Intentions, also played a significant role in convincing executives that Robinson was capable of incorporating a similar nostalgic tone into the new story. I Know What You Did Last Summer sounds promising with a new movie, but we will have to wait and see if the execution works.

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