'Anaconda' Reboot Reportedly in the Works

We're pretty sure no one asked for this, but a remake of the 1997 thriller 'Anaconda' is in the works, according to 'The Hollywood Reporter.'


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We're pretty sure no one asked for this, but a reboot of the 1997 thriller Anaconda is in the works, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Columbia Pictures has decided to develop a fresh spin on the snake movie, and has hired Snow White and the Huntsman screenwriter Evan Daugherty to handle the script.

Sony is developing a remake to the 1990's film 'ANACONDA' which starred Jennifer Lopez and Ice Cube. The film will be a new modern take on the film with Evan Daughtery set to write the script via @THR #Anaconda pic.twitter.com/joqBZzcRLp

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While there's no word on the producer yet, sources told THR that "Daugherty’s take is not a remake or a sequel but a reimagining." Columbia Pictures wants the film to be similar to the 2018 shark film The Meg, an animal-centric film with a bit of a silly premise but beloved by fans anyway.

In case you forgot what happened in the original, a film crew in the Amazon runs into a hunter looking for the titular creature. The hunter ends up using them to find the snake so he can make a fortune, but they all bite off a little more than they can chew. The film starred Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight,Owen Wilson, and more.

While the film was widely criticized by critics, the 1997 film made $136 million worldwide. The film was such a cult classic, that three sequels were made: 2004's Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, 2008's Anaconda 3: Offspring and 2009's Anacondas: Trail of Blood.

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