Woman in Black producer and Hammer to offer modern take on the Yeti myth.

Hammer’s 1957 film The Abominable Snowman is to be rebooted.

Exclusive Media-owned Hammer will develop a new version of the monster movie in association with Ben Holden, producer of the 2012 adaptation of The Woman in Black and its upcoming sequel.

In the new take on the Yeti myth, a scientific expedition’s illegal ascent up a peak of one of the World’s most formidable mountains accidentally awakens an ancient creature that could spell certain death 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 original, which starred Forrest Tucker and Peter Cushing on a fateful expedition to the Himalaya.

Simon Oakes, pesident and CEO of Hammer and vice-chairman of Exclusive Media, said: “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”.

Next from Hammer is The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, which is in production in the UK now.