A new I Know What You Did Last Summer movie is out next year with original stars in talks to return

Here's what we know about the upcoming legacy sequel hitting theaters in July 2025.
The Paley Center For Media's 2019 PaleyFest LA - "9-1-1"
The Paley Center For Media's 2019 PaleyFest LA - "9-1-1" / Chelsea Guglielmino/GettyImages

Sony has confirmed that the next film in the I Know What You Did Last Summer franchise will be released in the summer of 2025. The upcoming movie will share the same name as the original 1997 slasher film and hit theaters in the United States on July 18, 2025.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Do Revenge writer and director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson is set to direct the movie from a screenplay she co-wrote with Sam Lansky, based on an initial script from Leah McKendrick. Two stars from the 1997 film, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr., are in talks to return.

Earlier this year, Hewitt, who has been starring on the Fox series 9-1-1, told Entertainment Tonight hinted at her return, saying she couldn't confirm yet but also wouldn't deny it.

Hewitt and Prinze Jr., who played Julie James and Ray Bronson, survived the first movie and even returned for the 1998 sequel I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, where they married and purchased a house together. However, the ending was a significant cliffhanger, with Ben Willis returning to snatch Julie from under the bed at the last moment. All these years later, we might finally learn what happened to her.

Based on the 1973 novel by Lois Duncan, the franchise revolves around a group of teenagers who get involved in a hit-and-run and then find themselves stalked by a murderous, hooked man known as "The Fisherman." The first movie in the series also starred Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Philippe, whose characters were some of The Fisherman's most notable victims.

The franchise continued in a straight-to-DVD (remember those?) sequel titled I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer and a short-lived Prime Video series. Both versions featured original characters.

As for what we can expect from the 2025 film, McKendrick told Collider she was confident in what people want to see from the film, which is "beautiful people behaving badly."

It also sounds like this will be a version of the story updated for the social media age.

" And in the age of the internet and the age where fame is such a revered concept, the creation of TikTok and social media, who is Julie James in a world where there are no secrets anymore?"

The film has been described as a "legacy sequel," in the vein of the later Scream sequels and Halloween (2018). I'm assuming the events of I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer and the TV series won't be mentioned.

To stay up to date on thrillers, sci-fi, and horror, bookmark 1428 Elm and follow our Facebook page and Twitter account!

Next. 8 scariest PG-13 horror movies ever made. 8 scariest PG-13 horror movies ever made. dark