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Freddie Prinze Jr. Hasn’t Received An Offer For I Know What You Did Last Summer Sequel

March 14, 2023 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Freddie Prinze Jr. I Know What You Did Last Summer Image Credit; Columbia Pictures

Freddie Prinze Jr. has shot down reports that he received an offer for the planned I Know What You Did Last Summer sequel. It was reported last month that a sequel to the original two films was in the works and that Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr. were in talks to return to the film. Prinze, who played Ray in the first two movies, spoke with Too Fab promoting his new horror podcast That Was Pretty Scary and said he spoke director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, who pitched the film to him, but that he hasn’t had any offer to return yet. You can see highlights from the discussion below:

On reports that he was offered a spot in the sequel: “I have been offered nothing, nothing. They just said that to get people excited. I haven’t spoken to anyone at their company, my agents haven’t received an offer from them whatsoever. I had a conversation with the director a few days after they announced that, just to be like, ‘Yo, what the hell? Why are they saying I’m going to be in a movie I’m probably not going to be in?’ And she said, ‘Let me pitch you the idea.’ So she’s spoken to me about the idea, but I haven’t said yes, I haven’t received an offer.

“I have no reason to lie to anyone, I have no skin in the game. I’m only gonna do things that I like and work with people that I like and there’s not gonna be any wiggle room this time around,” he told TooFab. “I messed up the first time around, this time I just want to do stuff I’m passionate about.”

On what he wants to see in a new sequel: “I would want to see it definitely based in reality. I don’t think we need anything supernatural. I wouldn’t want to see someone come back to life. I don’t like that, it just makes me think of old ’80s movies like ‘Soapdish’ … that’s what it’d feel like for me if everybody came back fine or Ben Willis was like, ‘I’m back again, 20 years older, I can’t move that well, arthritis.’ Hopefully they find an organic and just base everything in reality. The cool thing about I Know What You Did Last Summer was you had four people feeling very differently about a horrible event. You had anger from [Ryan Phillippe’s Barry], you had guilt from [Hewitt], you had fear from Sarah and you had regret from me. That was all Kevin Williamson. That’s what made it special, it was four people reacting honestly, all four were relatable in a different way.

“I don’t know if they’re gonna have 4, 5, 10 kids, no kids, I don’t know what they’re gonna do. But hopefully it stays rooted in reality. I think that’s the best way to do horror, or you have to fully commit to the Freddy Krueger of it all. Which is awesome, they’re my favorite movies, but they’re ridiculous. So you have to lean all the way into it or all the way out.”

On other characters who could return: “Maybe they’ll get Ms. [Brandy] Norwood in there. They killed [I Still Know star Mekhi Phifer] right? They killed poor Jack Black, I can’t believe he killed the nicest guy in the world, Jack Black. Only a couple of us lived, Brandy, Love and me, that’s it. No boys, I got both the girls!”