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Reboot of iconic slasher “I Know What Did You Do Last Summer” gets July 2025 release window

I Know What You Did Last Summer slashes back! New reboot hits theaters July 18, 2025. Original stars in talks to return for director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson's take on the cult classic.

I know what you did last summer

The highly anticipated revival of the iconic slasher film “I Know What You Did Last Summer” is set to premiere in theatres at the peak of the summer season. Sony Pictures has announced that the new installment, bearing the same title as the original 1997 hit, will be released domestically on July 18, 2025. This sequel is directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, known for her work on “Do Revenge,” who also co-wrote the screenplay with Sam Lansky, building upon an initial script by Leah McKendrick. Neal Moritz returns as the producer.  Excitingly, original stars Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr. are reportedly in discussions to reprise their roles, reigniting nostalgia for fans of the 1997 classic, which originally hit theatres on October 17, 1997.

I Know What You Did Last Summer reboot details

This upcoming film is set to compete at the box office with Paramount’s reboot of “Naked Gun,” directed by Akiva Schaffer and featuring Liam Neeson as the bumbling detective Frank Drebin, also scheduled for release on July 18, 2025. The original “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” penned by “Scream” writer Kevin Williamson and based on Lois Duncan’s 1973 novel, starred Hewitt, Prinze, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Ryan Phillippe.  It followed a group of friends haunted by a vengeful killer wielding a hook, after they tried to cover up a fatal car accident.  The film was a commercial success, grossing $72 million at the box office, equivalent to $141 million today.

Hewitt and Prinze reprised their roles for the 1998 sequel “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer,” while the 2006 instalment, “I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer,” introduced a new cast. The franchise also saw a resurgence with Amazon’s 2021 streaming series adaptation. Jennifer Kaytin Robinson brings her unique vision to the sequel, having previously directed the Netflix comedies “Someone Great” (2019) and “Do Revenge” (2022), and contributed to the script of the lukewarm MCU movie “Thor: Love and Thunder.” Fans eagerly await how she will blend nostalgia with a fresh take on this enduring horror saga.

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