“Arachnophobia” Remake Being Developed

By Creative Media Times

Amblin Entertainment

Those creepy spiders that traumatized moviegoers in 1990 may be back to the big screen soon, as Steven Spielberg’s Amblin and James Wan are said to be developing a remake of Arachnophobia, Variety is reporting.

The 1990 original horror-comedy was directed by Frank Marshall and starred Jeff Daniels and John Goodman. The film follows a newly discovered Venezuelan spider, transported through a coffin to a small American town, producing a species of deadly spiders and begins to kill the town’s residents.

Wan recently worked on Warner Bros and DC’s “Aquaman” which is slated for release later this year. He’s had a string of successes in the horror genre, after directing The Conjuring (2013) and it sequel The Conjuring 2 (2016) and produced its spinoff The Nun, set to open this September. He is not slated to helm Arachnophobia remake but is involved as producer.

Arachnophobia was a modest success back in the summer of 1990, grossing $53 million at the box office, and receiving generally positive reviews.

The director acknowledged the remake via Twitter, where he seem to suggest an interest in having John Goodman return for the remake.