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THR reports that Evan Daugherty (co-writer of 2014's TMNT has been hired to write a screenplay for an "an all-new and all-modern take" on ANACONDA.
The studio is "hoping to take a Meg-style approach" to the reimagining. The giant shark movie made more than $530 million worldwide on an estimated $130 million production budget. At this time a producer and director have not been announced for the upcoming ANACONDA film.
The original ANACONDA followed a film crew and a guide with a hidden agenda deep into the Amazon jungle, where they found themselves prey to a massive snake of prehistoric proportions.
Directed by Luis Llosa and starring Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz, Jonathan Hyde, and Owen Wilson, the film launched a franchise that currently consists of five films, the most recent being the 2015 crossover movie Lake Placid vs. Anaconda (co-starring Robert Englund). The last Anaconda movie to get a wide theatrical release was 2004's Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (which brought in over $70 million on an estimated $20 million production budget, according to Box Office Mojo), which was directed by Dwight H. Little (Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers).
Original 1997 synopsis:
"Anaconda is an action-packed thriller starring JENNIFER LOPEZ (The Wedding Planner), rap superstar ICE CUBE (XXX: State of the Union), Academy Award®-winner JON VOIGHT (1978 Best Actor, Coming Home) and ERIC STOLTZ (Almost Famous). A documentary film crew, headed by anthropologist Steve Cale (Stoltz) and director Terri Flores (Lopez), ventures into the world's most isolated jungle - the Amazon - in search of a lost and forgotten civilization. Early in their journey, they come to the aid of Paul Serone, a Paraguayan guide (Voight), who joins their expedition. But Serone is actually a poacher on the trail of a legendary snake. When Serone hijacks the boat and its crew on his quest to track and kill the giant snake, he steers the expedition right into the path of the deadly monster. Ger ready for a wild, scare-a-minute thrill ride because ANACONDA will grab you and take your breath away."
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