‘Arachnophobia’ Remake Lands Horror Veteran To Lead The Way

by Thomas Tuna

Christopher Landon wants to swat him some spiders.

The filmmaker behind such genre standouts as Happy Death Day and Freaky is on board to write and direct the planned reboot of the 1990 horror-comedy Arachnophobia, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The remake has other horror stars behind the cameras, as James Wan (Saw and The Conjuring franchises) and his Atomic Monster group are producing the film with Amblin Entertainment, and Frank Marshall (who helmed the original Arachnophobia) will serve as executive producer.

The original Arachnophobia–from Marshall (in his directorial debut) and screenwriters Don Jakoby and Wesley Strick–told the creepy story of a small California town that’s invaded by an aggressive and dangerous spider species.

The film–starring Jeff Daniels and John Goodman–released to generally positive reviews, raked in $53 million on a $22-million budget and won Saturn Awards for Best Horror Film and Best Actor for Daniels.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on this remake of Arachnophobia.

 

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