James Wan Producing Arachnophobia Remake

James Wan

James Wan

Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment and James Wan's Atomic Monster will be joining hands to produce the reboot of the horror-comedy Arachnophobia.

The Malaysian-born filmmaker will not be directing the new movie, he will only be overseeing the project as a producer. Wan is the director of Aquaman, now in post-production, and he is a highly sought-after artist. The plot was about a small American town besieged by a new species of deadly spiders from Venezuela.

The original film, directed by Frank Marshall, struck an interesting balance between gross-out, phobia-centric horror and dark comedy, portraying a deadly South American spider than is accidentally brought to the USA, where it breeds vociferously and creates thousands of deadly hybrids.

"Arachnophobia", named after the fear of spiders and other arachnids such as scorpions, made use of Avondale spiders from New Zealand, which were picked due to their large size and harmless nature.

James Wan will also be acting as producer for the film adaptation of Stephen King's The Tommyknockers, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Together, the characters must team up to find the original "queen" and destroy her spider-producing nest before the venomous spiders wipe out their entire town. Should I check out the original Arachnophobia? James Wan, now finalizing upcoming family tentpole "Aquaman", heads up the producer's committee on the film.

As we hear more, we'll let you know.

If you've never seen the original, take a look at the trailer.

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