England’s most prestigious film studio, Hammer Films is going to their vault for inspiration on their next film project. The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas will be rebooted and remade for modern audiences. The 1957 original starred Forest Tucker and Peter Cushing as scientific explorers on the track of the mysterious yeti. Read on for more details.
Screen Daily is reporting, Exclusive Media-owned Hammer will develop a new version of the monster movie in association with Ben Holden, producer of the 2012 adaptation of The Woman in Black and its upcoming sequel.
In the new version, a scientific expedition’s illegal ascent up a peak of one of the World’s most formidable mountains accidentally awakens an ancient creature that could spell certain death for them all.
The screenplay from Matthew Read and Jon Croker is said to put a modern twist on the original film.
According to Simon Oakes, president and CEO of Hammer and vice-chairman of Exclusive Media: “The success of Let Me In and The Woman In Black has shown that there is an appetite for quality horror films so it is exciting to draw on Hammer’s unparalleled source material in this genre which can be reimagined and updated for a new audience”.
The original film is a true classic so here’s hoping they don’t screw this up. Bigfoot films are a huge property right now and we haven’t seen much on the Yeti angle so let’s all be cautiously optimistic shall we.
Watch the original trailer for The Abominable Snowman here: