The news broke earlier this year that Sony Pictures was planning to develop a legacy sequel to ’90s slasher I Know What You Did Last Summer, with stars Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr. in negotiations to reprise their respective roles as Julie James and Ray Bronson.
Updates have been few and far between since, and Prinze Jr. actually called the report into question shortly after, claiming that he hadn’t heard anything and wasn’t in talks to return.
There’s a chance the Scooby-Doo actor simply wasn’t aware that the story was out there at the time and was staying tight-lipped about his potential return, but either way, Love Hewitt was a little more forthcoming in a recent interview – although she also stopped short of confirming her involvement with the horror revival while chatting on the latest episode of the Inside of You podcast.
When host Michael Rosenbaum asked Hewitt if she’d make an appearance in a new I Know What You Did Last Summer film, she excitedly responded that she’d “100%” be interested. “I loved making those movies. I’d do it. For sure,” she added.
Of course, IKWYDLS already has a couple of sequels in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer, but neither was as successful as the first, so it’s hardly surprising that Sony would be taking a page out of the new Halloween trilogy’s play book and ignoring everything that came after the original.
Prime Video also released a small-screen spin-off in 2021, but the show was cancelled after a single season.
As far as we know, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (Do Revenge, Someone Great) has signed on to direct the new movie, with Leah McKendrick (Deviant Love; M.F.A.) penning the script, which is based on an original sequel idea she developed with Robinson.
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“A year after running over a fisherman and dumping his body in the water, four friends reconvene when Julie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) receives a frightening letter telling her that their crime was seen. While pursuing who he thinks is responsible for the letter, Barry (Ryan Phillippe) is run over by a man with a meat hook. The bloodletting only increases from there, as the killer with the hook continues to stalk Julie, Helen (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Ray (Freddie Prinze Jr.).”