A classic ’90s slasher, “Remember … Last Summer” is being brought to the small screen with a reboot series for Amazon Prime Video. The first images have just been unveiled as well as the launch date.
Remember … last summer becomes a series
Summer 1997, Scream released in France. A small shock in the microcosm of genre cinema. A few months later, in January 1998, Remember … last summer is another slasher that makes the event. The two have one thing in common: Kevin Williamson, the screenwriter. We will not put these titles on an equal footing because the first surpasses the second, but they have each reached the status of cult film with the public.
In Remember … last summer, a group of friends run over a stranger on the road during a party night. They decide to make the body disappear so that no one finds out the truth, at the same time sealing a pact between them. However, the following summer, the same friends are the target of a killer who knows their little secret and who intends to make them pay. Directed by Jim Gillespie, the film is much weaker than that of Wes Craven but it retains a rather honest sympathy capital. Two other highly dispensable episodes then saw the light of day and it is now the turn of a series to revive the universe.
Even if the project does not necessarily inspire confidence and feels warm, we will be reassured by stressing that James Wan is hired as a producer. And the angle turns out to be a little different from the original film. This time, the plot will take place in Hawaii and no longer in the small harbor town of Southport. It will always be a question of four friends and the scenario will focus on the different points of view of the concerned. An interesting approach on paper because it will allow us to see how each person experiences the ordeal they have been confronted with. Rest assured, a killer is going to land to wreak havoc and we will always be in a slasher.
Images and a broadcast date
Commissioned by Amazon for its platform, the series Remember … last summer is revealed in the first images. We can thus see the new cast which replaces the quartet Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Jennifer Love Hewitt. The broadcast will begin with 4 episodes in a row on October 15. The next 4 will then be discovered at the rate of one per week, every Friday.