Speaking of The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas…

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 25th, 2013

Just a few short days ago, Dave Coleman was posting some stills from this Hammer Films classic here on Cryptomundo.

Now comes word that Hammer Films is producing a new version of the film!


Source: Hammer Films press release

President & CEO of Hammer and Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media, Simon Oakes, announced today that Hammer, an Exclusive Media company, will produce a new version of The Abominable Snowman. The project is being developed by Hammer in association with Ben Holden (The Quiet Ones, The Woman in Black: Angel of Death).

In this modern take on the Yeti myth, a scientific expedition’s illegal assent up an unclimbed peak of one of the World’s most formidable mountains accidentally awakens an ancient creature that could spell a certain end for them all.

The original screenplay by Matthew Read (Pusher, Hammer of the Gods) and Jon Croker (The Woman In Black: Angel of Death, Desert Dancer) will put a modern twist on the 1957 iconic original film from Hammer’s extensive canon of work.

Simon Oakes said of the project: “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.”

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

3 Responses to “Speaking of The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas…”

  1. Goodfoot responds:

    Y’know, come to think of it, I think I have a copy of the original, on a 50-movie Sci-Fi and Horror boxed set….

  2. David-Australia responds:

    I bought the DVD containing the film and some others, but sorry, I thought the unbearable snowpersons were pretty lame and as I recall it had a strange ending.

  3. Kopite responds:

    Loved the original (apart from the faces of the snowmen themselves) but I’m really surprised Hammer is remaking it. I didn’t see that coming at all.

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