Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes production company (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror) plans to remake another horror film, recently picking up the rights to The Hitcher. The project will be setup at Focus Features’ Rogue Pictures.
The original told the story of a teenager who picks up a hitchhiker from hell. One of the things that will change in the remake is potentially making the protagonist a female.
A writer is expected to join the project shortly.