With a reboot of 1990's Arachnophobia in the works, spiders could be crawling back to the silver screen in a big way, so someone please pick up the phone and give exterminator extraordinaire John Goodman (aka Delbert McClintock) a call before it's too late.

Deadline reports the news of the Arachnophobia reboot, revealing that the project is in the "early stages" of development. Should it move forward, Wan would be one of the producers of the new Arachnophobia movie, with the original film's director, Frank Marshall, executive producing. A writer and director for the reboot have yet to be revealed.

A hair-raising horror comedy that really gets under the skin of viewers not fond of things that are furry, eight-legged, and go bump in the night, Arachnophobia centers on a small California town besieged by spiders after an Amazonian arachnid stops by for a venomous visit. Starring Jeff Daniels, Harley Jane Kozak, Julian Sands, and John Goodman (as a scene-stealing exterminator), Arachnophobia has taken a bite out of the hearts of many horror fans, and it could be interesting to see how Wan and company would bring the movie to life for both a new generation of viewers and fans of the original film.

We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime, for those unfamiliar, we have the synopsis and trailer for 1990's Arachnophobia:

Synopsis (via Blu-ray.com): "A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidently transported in a crate with a dead body to America where it mates with a local spider. Soon after, the residents of a small California town die as the result of spider bites from the deadly spider offspring. It's up to a couple of doctors with the help of an insect exterminator to annihilate these eight legged freaks before they take over the entire town."

Source: Deadline
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