Movie PictureBloody Disgusting reports that Dave Meyers will be helming the upcoming remake of the 1983 horror-thriller, The Hitcher.

Michael Bay is set to produce the remake and release the film through Focus Films' genre label, Rogue Pictures.

Originally directed by Robert Harmon, The Hitcher starred C. Thomas Howell as an ordinary teen who picks up the hitchhiker from hell, a role originated by Rutger Hauer. The serial killer torments the youth by implicating him in each of his crimes. Bay said saga fits the company template in that its premise offers a scare potential just as high with the current crop of teen moviegoers as it was when the original opened.