Bay & Co. Get Some Filmmakers for Their "Hitcher" Remake

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Variety reminds us that we reported on Platinum Dunes' "Hitcher" remake a little while ago -- by announcing the all-new director and screenwriter. Veteran music video director Dave Meyers will helm Rogue Pictures' revisit of Robert Harmon's "The Hitcher," and he'll be doing so from a screenplay penned by Jake Wade Wall, a relative newcomer who just wrote "When a Stranger Calls" for Simon West (also a remake).

Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes has become a certifiable horror remake machine, what with "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "The Amityville Horror" proving to be such profitable projects -- and next up on deck is "The Hitcher," which, as you probably remember, "starred C. Thomas Howell as a teen who picks up the hitchhiker from hell (Rutger Hauer), a serial killer who torments the youth by implicating him in each of his crimes."

Casting news will be shared as soon as its made available.

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