Hammer, the folks behind the surprise horror hit “The Woman in Black” starring Harry Potter, and its upcoming sequel, “The Woman in Black: Angel of Death” are gearing up a remake of “The Abominable Snowman”.
The “re-envisioning” of the 1957 film by Val Guest will be a modern take on the Yeti myth, about “a scientific expedition’s illegal assent up an unclimbed peak of one of the World’s most formidable mountains accidentally awakens an ancient creature that could spell a certain end for them all.”
That’s essentially the plot of the original, which starred Forrest Tucker, Peter Cushing, and Maureen Connell.
Simon Oakes, Hammer CEO, says:
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.
Matthew Read (“Pusher”, “Hammer of the Gods”) and Jon Croker (“The Woman In Black: Angel of Death”) will pen the script, though no director is currently attached.
Hammer has “The Woman in Black: Angel of Death” currently in production in the UK, and is gearing up “The Quiet Ones” starring starring Sam Claflin, Jared Harris, Olivia Cooke, and Erin Richards for sometime in 2014.