New Urban Legend Film In The Works

Screen Gems has set Colin Minihan to write and direct the thriller Urban Legend.

The picture is on a fast track, and the studio is currently casting the key roles.

Minihan will introduce an iconic new slasher for the digital age in a world where internet urban legends are born and move at a terrifying pace.

The movie will center on a diverse cast of college students as they navigate a series of bizarre deaths that resemble urban legends linked to the darkest corners of social media.

Mike Medavoy and Benjamin Anderson will produce for Phoenix Pictures. Eric Paquette and Michael Bitar will oversee for Screen Gems.

At this time it is unclear if this is considered a reboot, a remake, or something different altogether.

Sony’s TriStar Pictures was behind the first three Urban Legend films.

In the Jamie Blanks-directed 1998 slasher starring Jared Leto, Alicia Witt, and Rebecca Gayheart, a college student suspects a series of bizarre deaths are connected to certain urban legends.

This was followed by two sequels: Urban Legends: Final Cut, which was released theatrically in 2000, and the direct-to-video film Urban Legends: Bloody Mary in 2005.

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