In February of this year, the Sony Pictures studio announced that it had given the green light to a new sequel to the slasher I Know What You Did Last Summerdirected by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (Do Revenge, Someone Great), Lines of Leah McKendricky Neal H. Moritz as a producer.

In that instance, it was said that the project, which was in the early stages of development, would potentially have the return of Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr. reprising their leading roles from the original film.

Shortly afterwards, Prinze Jr. claimed to have had a first conversation with the director after the announcement of the sequel, where he questioned her about why information about his return had been handled. The actor said that the director asked him to present the idea to her, but he did not receive an offer or read a script.

Now, it's time for the first words of Love Hewitt, who in an interview on the podcast Inside With You with Michael Rosenbaum, declared excitement about the possibility of reprising her role as Julie James in the sequel:

“I loved making those movies. I would do it. Sure”.

You can find the video of the complete interview at the end of this note.

The original film directed by Jim Gillespie, is loosely inspired by the thriller novel of the same name by Lois Duncan. The film scripted by Kevin Williamson, It arrived in theaters shortly after the hit Scream (nineteen ninety six). After the box office success of the latter, Sony's Columbia Pictures bought the rights to the screenplay by Williamson (screenwriter of Scream and its consequences). Taking advantage of the enormous resurgence of the genre in the mid-90s. And this time the strategy is repeated, since it is said that Robinson and McKendrick were inspired by the resurgence of the saga Screamwhich released the fifth installment in 2022, and in recent days launched Scream VI in theaters.

The plot of I Know What You Did Last Summer focuses on a group of four friends, Julie (Jennifer Love Hewitt), Ray (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Barry (Ryan Phillippe) y Helen (Sarah Michelle Gellar), who, on American Independence Day and after celebrating their high school graduation, accidentally run over and kill a man fleeing the crime scene, after throwing the body into a lake. Nothing happens until a year later, when one of the group members, Julie, receives an anonymous message: “I know what they did last summer.” After the mysterious letter, a man dressed as a fisherman, with a dark raincoat and a hook instead of a hand, begins to attack them one by one, threatening to discover their secret.

Its good performance at the box office gave the green light to the sequel, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998). Then it came I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (2006), which had nothing to do with the predecessors. The original film made $125.58 million at the global box office with a budget of $17 million. More recently, Prime Video made a series based on the original film, which was canceled after one season aired.


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