We Know What You’re Watching This Fall: Amazon’s ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Series

The time for teen slasher throwbacks is upon us. Some of those throwbacks, like Netflix’s Fear Street trilogy, are carving out their own identity with semi-original new stories while openly homaging what’s come before them. Others, like Paramount’s upcoming Scream reboot, are going straight back to the well of tried-and-true properties with built-in name recognition at the […] The post We Know What You’re Watching This Fall: Amazon’s ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Series appeared first on /Film.

We Know What You’re Watching This Fall: Amazon’s ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Series

The time for teen slasher throwbacks is upon us. Some of those throwbacks, like Netflix’s trilogy, are carving out their own identity with semi-original new stories while openly homaging what’s come before them. Others, like Paramount’s reboot, are going straight back to the well of tried-and-true properties with built-in name recognition at the ’90s multiplex. Amazon’s I Know What You Did Last Summer series is among the latter. It’s being and now we have word on when exactly we’ll all know what you did last summer. You know what you did.

Collider and Deadline both report that Amazon Studios has confirmed an official October release, just in time for Halloween, for its I Know What You Did Last Summer television remake. This news comes out of the show’s Comic-Con panel.

That’s right: Comic-Con is still a thing this year and it’s going on right now, but only as an online event (Comic-Con@Home).

I Know What You Did Last Summer is billed as a “YA series, which is a modern take on the 1997 slasher.” The logline says nothing of a hook-wielding maniac in a fisherman’s coat, but if you’ve seen the movie, you may remember such a killer stalking a quartet of hot young stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillipe, and Freddie Prinze, Jr.

This time around, the cast includes Madison Iseman, Brianne Tju, Ezekiel Goodman, Ashley Moore, Sebastian Amoruso, Fiona Rene, Cassie Beck, Brooke Bloom, and Bill Heck. Oh, and here’s that logline:

“In a town full of secrets, a group of teenagers are stalked by a mysterious killer a year after a fatal accident on their graduation night.”

Who Knows What Anyone Did Last Summer?

One positive sign about this I Know What You Did Last Summer TV series is that it’s only eight episodes, which theoretically means that there should be less filler. Who knows, maybe it will even be better than the 1997 movie, which may hold some nostalgia value for us millennials but which currently sits at 44% on the Tomatometer.

Did anyone ever watch MTV/VH1’s Scream? The first season of that show came at a time when seemingly every 1996 movie under the sun was being developed into a TV series. First, there was From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, the flagship show of Robert Rodriguez’s fledgling El Rey Network. Then there was Fargo, Noah Hawley’s still-going FX anthology, based on the Coen Brother’s Minnesota-nice crime classic. Then, there was Scream.

I Know What You Did Last Summer hit theaters in 1997, a year after Wes Craven’s original Scream movie, and it shared the same screenwriter, Kevin Williamson. Like Fear Street, it had a loose basis in its novelistic source material, with Lois Duncan‘s 1973 book of the same name.

Williamson is not involved with the new Amazon Prime series, but Wan is and he’s no stranger to the horror genre, having  and also helped kickstart The Conjuring and Insidious franchises. He was originally set to direct the pilot, but it looks like that is now no longer in the cards. So this may be one of those things where an established filmmaker lends their name to something as an executive producer without having much real creative input beyond that.

I Know What You Did Last Summer hits Amazon Prime in October.

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2’ Could Feature the Return of Jake Johnson’s Peter B. Parker

Who’s the best movie Spider-Man: Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield or Tom Holland? Let’s not limit ourselves to live-action. What about the animated Miles Morales, voiced by Shameik Moore? Holland is my personal favorite, but if you answered Jake Johnson, then ring-a-ding-ding — you might be in for a treat. Because it looks like Johnson […] The post ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2’ Could Feature the Return of Jake Johnson’s Peter B. Parker appeared first on /Film.

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2’ Could Feature the Return of Jake Johnson’s Peter B. Parker

Who’s the best movie Spider-Man: Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield or Tom Holland? Let’s not limit ourselves to live-action. What about the animated Miles Morales, voiced by Shameik Moore?

Holland is my personal favorite, but if you answered Jake Johnson, then ring-a-ding-ding — you might be in for a treat. Because it looks like Johnson may (emphasis on “may”) be returning for the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Via, Johnson recently appeared on ‘s YouTube channel for a 15-minute video chat, where he let slip that he’s “been working on a contract” for the as-yet-untitled Into the Spider-Verse sequel. “I believe Peter B. Parker is making a return,” he said.

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Spider-Man: Into the Speculation-Verse

Johnson, at least, sounds much more eager about the possibility of reprising his role as Peter B. Parker, the older Spidey in Into the Spider-Verse who ran around in sweatpants, scarfed pizza slices, and had flashbacks to his Jewish wedding with Mary Jane Watson. This is what he had to say about his potential involvement in the sequel:

“All I know is that I heard nothing for the longest time and I was very sad. I really loved playing Peter B. Parker. I would like to know what happens with Peter B. Parker. I think the way his journey ended in the first movie was very open-ended,” Johnson admitted. “So, when I got word that they were working on a deal or figuring it all out, I thought I truly can’t wait to see what the writers came up with.”

Spoilers for the end of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse follow below.

When last we saw Johnson’s Peter B. Parker, he was being sent back to his own alternate reality or parallel Spider-verse leaving Miles Morales alone to fight the Kingpin. The sequel would need to find some way to reopen the bridge between universes and let Peter B. Parker back into Miles’s world. That doesn’t seem like an especially big hurdle to clear: after all, this is a comic book movie, so what’s a little shuttling back and forth between realities?

Into the Spider-Verse has been hailed as one of the best films of the 2010s and Johnson’s voice work was certainly part of what lent that movie its charm. We’ll let you know when he’s officially confirmed for the sequel. In the meantime, he has a new feel-good comedy, , on the way. It arrives on digital and in theaters on July 30, 2021.

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