The director of Freaky is taking on the Arachnophobia remake

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A remake of Arachnophobia has just crawled a lot further along, with the news that Christopher Landon is set to direct.

Time has been rightly kind to Frank Marshall’s 1990 family horror movie, Arachnophobia. A film that did decent business on its initial release, it was also regarded as a bit of an underperformer. Turns out people really are very scared of spiders, and didn’t necessarily want to go to the cinema to be exposed to it.

Still, in the ensuing decades the film’s fan base has enrichened, and we’re at the point now where a remake of the project was launched a year or two back. And what’s more, we have the news now that it’s got a director.

Christopher Landon, the helmer behind the terrific Freaky and the Happy Death Day films as well, is set to write the new Arachphobia and direct the film as well. This feels – if the movie must be remade – like a very smart choice.

We’re a little way away from shooting and casting details, but we’ll keep you posted as we hear more…

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