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Monday 11 December 2017

Hammer to remake Abominable Snowman

Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing found fame with the Hammer films, with Cushing starring in the original version of The Abominable Snowman
Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing found fame with the Hammer films, with Cushing starring in the original version of The Abominable Snowman

The revamped Hammer film studio is remaking one of its own trademark horror movies more than 50 years after the original first came out.

The new version of The Abominable Snowman, described as a "modern take on the Yeti myth", is being developed by filmmaker Ben Holden who was one of the people behind the studio's successful version of The Woman In Black.

Hammer made household names of stars including Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing in a series of horror films like Dracula and the 1957 original of The Abominable Snowman.

The studio, originally founded in 1934, ground to a halt in the late 1970s before its revival in recent years with films like Let Me In - a remake of a Swedish horror film.

Hammer's president Simon Oakes sai d: "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 reimagined and updated for a new audience."

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