I actually sat and watched all 25 previous James Bond movies (yes, counting Sean Connery’s Never Say Never Again) during the first month of “lockdown” in April of 2020. So when I give my usual “this list will not be your list” disclaimer, I should also note that this list won’t necessarily be the list I […]
Anaconda is Getting a Remake, But Will it Feature The Original Lead Actress Jennifer Lopez?
Yes, you read that right the surprise animal horror hit from 1997 starring Jennifer Lopez will be returning to the big screen in what The Hollywood Reporter describes as an all-new, all-modern reboot of the cult movie classic.
1997’s Anaconda had a bafflingly talented cast that included Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz, Owen Wilson, along with Kari Wuhrer and Jonathan Hyde and followed a documentary film crew to the Amazon who comes across an obsessed hunter looking to track down a legendary anaconda.
The hunter, played by Voight, co-ops the film crew in his search for the deadly anaconda, but the hunters soon become the prey as the crew comes face to face with the gigantic, monstrous anaconda.
Though the film was ridiculed by critics and currently sits at 40% on Rotten Tomatoes, general audiences liked it well enough, and the $45 million creature feature went on to gross nearly 3x its budget, raking in $136.8 million at the box office and spawning one theatrical sequel and three direct-to-home releases.
As the project has just been announced, we don’t yet know any details about the story. However, we do know that this new Anaconda will reportedly not be a remake or a sequel, but a reimagining, with the studio hoping to reboot the film into something resembling 2018’s Jason Statham monster hit, The Meg.
Sony has tapped Evan Daugherty to write the script, known for his previous work on 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman, the YA dystopian film Divergent and the most recent iteration of Tomb Raider.