Hammer Films Working on Abominable Snowman Remake

Just in time for the chilly season, horror giants Hammer Studios are moving ahead with the heartwarming story about a Yeti and his victims...

Hammer Films’ 1957 feature, The Abominable Snowman which starred Peter Cushing, isn’t as well known as some of their Dracula or Frankenstein efforts. But that may change with the announcement that the venerated horror studio is looking to bring the yeti back to the big screen! According to Variety, the plot sounds pretty similar to the original Abominable Snowman flick, which dealt with a scientist who awakens a mystical beast while climbing in the snow-covered mountains.

The Abominable Snowman is being written by Matthew Read and Jon Croker (currently working on Woman in Black: Angel of Death).  Hammer’s CEO, Simon Oakes said: “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 re-imagined and updated for a new audience.”

We realize this isn’t much at this stage, but a proper yeti movie would be a nice change of pace, wouldn’t it? Now if only someone could get the wendigo right…

 

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