Film bosses behind spooky hit The Woman In Black are set to remake classic horror movie The Abominable Snowman.

The original 1957 film, which starred Peter Cushing, focuses on a scientist's search for the mythical Yeti.

Chiefs at Britain's rebooted Hammer film studios have now announced plans for an updated version of the iconic movie, which will be penned by screenwriters Matthew Read and Jon Croker.

The project comes after Hammer Horror scored a huge hit with The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe, last year (12).

Hammer president Simon Oakes says, "The success of 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 re-imagined and updated for a new audience."

The production company, famous for classic movies including The Curse of Frankenstein and Dracula, was brought back to life in 2008 after a 30-year absence.