James Wan Producing Remake of Arachnophobia

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Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, which made the original, is behind it, with James Wan set to produce. While a writer has yet to be announced, the original film's director, Frank Marshall, will be joining the remake as an executive producer. Sure, the film was a modest box office success, and it's well remembered today for the roles played by Jeff Daniels and especially John Goodman as the Coen-esque, bumbling exterminator Delbert McClintock, but this is no pop-culture classic or box office blockbuster we're talking about. No director is attached, but Wan would be in a producer role rather than directing. Starring Jeff Daniels and John Goodman, the spider breeds and becomes a massive killer as a few fearless souls try to track down the queen before the hybrid breed can take hold. Arachnophobia (which means "fear of spiders") revolved around a newly-discovered type of Venezuelan spider that is transported to a small town in California and begins breeding, giving rise to a new species of giant killer spiders. Just film a bunch of spiders crawling out of common places in people' homes and you have a movie scary enough to give many people heart attacks. Amblin produced "Ready Player One" and "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom".

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