New ‘Arachnophobia’ on Its Way From Steven Spielberg and James Wan

A new version of 90s horror-comedy Arachnophobia is on its way. Here’s what we know so far.

Who is involved with the new project?

Two production companies, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and James Wan’s Atomic Monster, have teamed up, according to Deadline. Wan will produce but will not direct. Frank Marshall, who directed the original, will serve as an executive producer. No other details have been revealed.

What was the plot of the original film?

A newly-discovered, very aggressive Venezuelan spider is inadvertently transported to a peaceful small town in California, where it mates and produces an army of lethal spiders. As the town’s residents begin to die, young Doctor Jennings (Jeff Daniels) begins to suspect an arachnid attack…
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