Although an Urban Legend reboot was announced earlier this February, Collider reports that directors are now eyeing Katherine McNamara to play one of the film's main characters. Colin Minihan (What Keeps You Alive) is set to write and direct the film, though it's unclear when the project could move forward, so it surely won't be landing in theaters until 2021 at the earliest, most of which depends on how Hollywood copes with the pandemic. Wes Craven's estate is also taking pitches for a new Nightmare on Elm Street. The reboot will move the 'Urban Legend' franchise into the digital age, where urban legends are often born on the internet and can spread like wildfire. The aim is to provide a fresh take on the slasher for the digital age. According to Deadline, What Keeps You Alive director Colin Minihan has been tapped to direct a reboot of ‘90s horror classic Urban Legend, and also he has a hook for a hand! © Watchr Media • All rights reserved, Urban Legend Reboot Will Introduce a New Slasher for the Digital Age, Mad Max: Fury Road Director Insists There Was a Script Despite Rumors to the Contrary, Tom Cruise Awarded Honorary Naval Aviator Certificate for Top Gun, Armie Hammer Reveals Director Taika Waititi's Most Astonishing On Set Talent. ‘Urban Legend’ Reboot Targets Katherine McNamara and Several Other Rising Stars. Urban Legend was directed by Jamie Blanks and was released in 1998. Sources claim that 'Straight Outta Compton' star Keith Powers is eyed for a potential role in the movie. She also starred in Shadownhunters and The Maze Runner movies. The original spawned two sequels, 'Urban Legends: Final Cut' was released cinematically in 2000 whilst 'Urban Legends: Bloody Mary' received a direct-to-video release in 2005. The original film earned two sequels, with Urban Legends: Final Cut landing in theaters in 2000 and Urban Legends: Bloody Mary landing on video in 2005. A sequel to Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000), it is the third installment in the Urban Legend franchise. As the fraternities prepare to celebrate the macabre anniversary, Natalie discovers that she is the focus of the crazed killer's intentions in the ultimate urban legend – the unfolding story of her own horrific murder.". The massive success of Wes Craven's Scream in 1996 famously led to a resurgence in slasher films, especially those centered on teens or college students. As of now, not much is known on which roles are available to McNamara. We'll be sure to keep you posted as any further details are made available. 'Urban Legend' was directed by Jamie Blanks and penned by Silvio Horta and the flick feature a supporting cast including horror legend Robert Englund and Loretta Devine. The 1998 college slasher flick Urban Legend is the next horror film in line for the reboot treatment, this time for the social media age. Scream 5, a new Evil Dead and a Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot are also on the way. Keith Powers' previous credits include Straight Outta Compton and What/If. Are you looking forward to the new film? There is no word on who McNamara will be playing, should things pan out. The rising stars are eyed to lead a remake of the 1998 slasher movie, with Sydney eyed to play the protagonist, with Katherine eyed for a role among a young ensemble cast. The slasher starred Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt, Joshua Jackson, Michael Rosenbaum and Rebecca Gayheart. The studio is seemingly eager to get this one underway, with initial reports suggesting it is being fast-tracked by the studio. Sydney Chandler and Katherine McNamara are in talks to star in the 'Urban Legend' reboot. While specific details are largely being kept under lock and key, the reboot will see a "diverse cast of college students as they navigate a series of bizarre deaths that resemble urban legends linked to the darkest corners of social media." Screen Gems is rebooting Urban Legend with several rising stars currently being eyed for the cast. Katherine McNamara, Sydney Chandler and Keith Powers are being eyed for possible roles in the reboot, which is being produced by Screen Gems. Given the prominence that social media has taken in all of our lives, in addition to audiences witnessing firsthand how contemporary urban legends like Slender Man or the "Momo Challenge" can infest all corners of the internet, the film will surely be a timely reflection of the difficulties of sifting through fictional reports to find facts on social media. In the original 1998 movie, "When New England college student Natalie (Alicia Witt, TV's The Exorcist) finds herself at the center of a series of sadistic murders seemingly inspired by urban legends, she resolves to find the truth about her school's own legend: a twenty-five-year-old story of a student massacre at the hands of an abnormal Psych professor. McNamara will next be seen in the adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand for CBS All Access. Copyright 2018 ComicBook.com. Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (also known as Urban Legends 3: Bloody Mary or simply Urban Legend 3) is a 2005 American supernatural slasher film directed by Mary Lambert and starring Kate Mara, Robert Vito, Tina Lifford, Ed Marinaro and Lillith Fields.
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