The Abominable Snowman Remake is Coming. Hammer Films is bringing The Abominable Snowman back to theaters with a retooling of the classic movie. The original storyline has been modified and modernized to appeal to horror and thriller cinephiles…and to people that enjoy watching others knowingly walk into a death trap.
The official press release for The Abominable Snowman:
President & CEO of Hammer and Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media, Simon Oakes, announced today that Hammer, an Exclusive Media company, will produce a new version of The Abominable Snowman. The project is being developed by Hammer in association with Ben Holden (The Quiet Ones, The Woman in Black: Angel of Death).
In this modern take on the Yeti myth, a scientific expedition’s illegal assent up an unclimbed peak of one of the World’s most formidable mountains accidentally awakens an ancient creature that could spell a certain end for them all.
The original screenplay by Matthew Read (Pusher, Hammer of the Gods) and Jon Croker (The Woman In Black: Angel of Death, Desert Dancer) will put a modern twist on the 1957 iconic original film from Hammer’s extensive canon of work.
Simon Oakes said of the project: “The success of ‘Let Me In’ and ‘The Woman In Black’ has shown that there is an appetite for quality horror films so it is exciting to draw on Hammer’s unparalleled source material in this genre which can be reimagined and updated for a new audience.”
On the original film:
The Abominable Snowman (US title: The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas) is a 1957 British horror film directed by Val Guest. Made by Hammer Film Productions, it is based on a 1955 BBC television play, The Creature, written by Nigel Kneale, who also wrote the screenplay adaptation for the film. The plot follows the exploits of a British scientist, John Rollason (played by Peter Cushing), who joins an American expedition led by glory-seeker Tom Friend (played by Forrest Tucker) to search the Himalayas for the legendary Yeti. Maureen Connell, Richard Wattis and Robert Brown appear in supporting roles.
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