According to The Hollywood Reporter, Simon West is in negotiations to direct a remake of the cult horror flick When a Stranger Calls for Sony's Screen Gems division. Jake Wadewall is writing the script for the redo of the 1979 film, which was released by Columbia Pictures.

The studio also is developing a sequel called When a Stranger Returns. The original film starred Carol Kane as a high school student traumatized while baby-sitting, after she receives calls she thinks are coming from the parents asking her to check on the kids. The calls turn out to be coming from inside the house.