Anaconda Reboot in the Style of The Meg Is in the Works

Anaconda is returning! Sony is said to be looking to reboot the horror franchise for a new audience. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony has turned to Tomb Raider’s Evan Daugherty to write the screenplay. THR’s sources are specifically describing the film as a “reimagining” of the original concept rather than a sequel or remake. Their sources point to the 2018 Jason Statham movie The Meg as a model for the new Anaconda, suggesting a more action-oriented approach this time — and maybe even a much bigger serpent this time around. Anaconda-1997 The original Anaconda hit theaters in 1997. Starring Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, and Jon Voight, the film follows a documentary crew who venture into the Amazon rainforest only to run afoul of a gigantic, man-eating snake. Despite generally negative reviews, Anaconda inspired three sequels and the 2015 crossover movie Lake Placid vs. Anaconda. The original movie was also the source of a 2014 RiffTrax Live special, with co-host Michael J. Nelson referring to Anaconda as “indisputably the best digital snake movie of 1997.” We can’t argue with him there. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=20-hidden-horror-gems-worth-streaming&captions=true”] This news comes as we’re also learning about another big Hollywood remake. Disney is redoing 1942’s Bambi in the vein of 2019’s The Lion King, with a photorealistic, CG-animated approach. For more remake mania, check out our picks for 14 movie remakes that are better than the originals. Will the new Anaconda earn a place on that list? Only time will tell. [ignvideo url=””] [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Jesse is a mild-mannered staff writer for IGN. Allow him to lend a machete to your intellectual thicket by following @jschedeen on Twitter.

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