With titles like Death Room, Doorway, The Stand, and Prey For Us, The Tommyknockers is just one of several horror films that have been announced based on Stephen King's work. This time Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment are teaming up with James Wan's Atomic Monster to bring back the 1990 horror-comedy film called Arachnophobia.
Wan, who's now helming Aquaman, will produce the remake through his Atomic Monster banner. Arachnophobia (which means "fear of spiders") revolved around a newly-discovered type of Venezuelan spider that is transported to a small town in California and begins breeding, giving rise to a new species of giant killer spiders.
The Malaysian-born filmmaker will not be directing the new movie, he will only be overseeing the project as a producer. Frank Marshall, director of the original film, is on board as executive producer. Marshall, who made his directorial debut on the original, will be an EP here. The original Arachnophobia features quite a lot of actual spiders in it, as well as some rather silly puppets, but even that seems like it would be superior to doing the entire film with CGI. Amblin produced "Ready Player One" and "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom". Atomic Monster is in post-production on the latest in The Conjuring universe, The Nun, which is slated to hit theaters September 7.
However. Once you consider the evergreen nature of "spiders are scary", then things start to make a lot more sense. Let us know in the comment section below!