Amblin Entertainment and James Wan’s Atomic Monster production label are teaming up on a remake of 1990s horror-comedy “Arachnophobia”.
Frank Marshall made his directorial debut on the Jeff Daniels and John Goodman-led original in which a newly discovered Venezuelan spider is transported to a small American town and produces a new species of deadly spiders, which begin killing the town’s residents.
The film’s critters were mostly Avondale spiders from New Zealand, large and harmless, along with animatronics for the larger original Venezuelan spider and its mate.
The remake is in the early stages with no director, actors, or writers attached. Wan will not direct, and Marshall is returning but only as executive producer.