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“I Know What You Did Last Summer”
Amazon is dipping a toe into the reboot pool for its next series. Based on the 1997 teen horror film of the same name (and the 1973 Lois Duncan novel) comes the streamer’s “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” The show will follow four friends who are responsible for a fatal accident on their graduation night. A year later, after having drifted apart, the group is forced together once again and must face what they did when they are stalked by a killer who knows their secret. Barden/Schnee is casting the project, which has already added Sebastian Amoruso, Brooke Bloom, Cassie Beck, Bill Heck, Ezekiel Goodman, Madison Iseman, Fiona Rene, Ashley Moore, and Brianne Tju. Production recently started in Hawaii, and shooting will continue through the end of spring.
“Let the Right One In”
Showtime is reviving the vampire craze with its next project, an adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s 2004 novel and the 2008 Swedish horror film (which itself was adapted into an American film in 2010). The story follows a father who is struggling to provide for his eternally 12-year-old daughter, who was turned into a vampire a decade earlier. Only able to venture out at night, the daughter leads a constrained life while her father works to provide her with human blood. The horror-drama from showrunner Andrew Hinderaker has teamed with Candice Alustiza-Lee Casting in New York to search for an ensemble. Demián Bichir is the only actor currently attached to the pilot, taking on a yet-to-be-announced series regular role. The project is preparing for a late spring start, with production likely beginning in New York this May.
Fox has announced a reboot of the classic 1977 series “Fantasy Island,” about a resort that offers guests a chance to live out their greatest desires for a high fee. The revived series will once again feature a core cast that welcomes a guest to the island each episode—a place where the new arrivals are strangers to themselves. When they’re faced with the flaws in the desires that brought them to the island, they’re tasked with finding a way to navigate their way through their magical-realist environs. Clint Alexander at Fox Entertainment Casting will be adding actors to the show, which will be co-written and produced by Liz Craft and Sarah Fain. No names have yet been announced. Shooting will begin in Puerto Rico in late April.
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This story originally appeared in the April 8 issue of Backstage Magazine. Subscribe here.