Columbia Sony pictures is dipping into their well of modestly performing properties to bring Anaconda back to the big screen.
No, don’t ask me why. I don’t quite know the reason…
But I point the finger at the success of 2018’s The Meg, which was a big, campy and somewhat fresh take on the same tired genre.
More importantly, it pulled in a half a billion dollars.
The original Anaconda debuted in 1997 and starred Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Owen Wilson, Jon Voight and Eric Stoltz.
Though it was not beloved by critics, it squeezed a decent $137 million globally, which surprisingly makes it one of Sony’s most profitable properties.
Several sequels were made of diminishing quality. This new one is expected to be neither a sequel nor a remake, but rather a “re-imagining”.
Or at least that’s the term they are going with anyway.
According to the trades…
“The studio is hoping the new Anaconda will take “B-movie concept and eventize it in scope and budget.”
Not that the story matters anyway. It’s all a set up to bring the humans into the realm of some damn big snakes.
For whose who forgot, Anaconda followed a documentary film crew that ventures into the Amazon. They come across a hunter obsessed with a legendary anaconda and are soon forced to fend off the bloodthirsty giant snake themselves.
Here’s a look at the OG trailer:
Evan Dougherty (Snow White and the Huntsman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) has been hired to pen the future awards season monster.
No details are currently available regarding production schedule or release dates.