Scream 5 in the Works

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You like scary movies? After running for three seasons as a TV series on MTV / VH1 (with future seasons still a distinct possibility), the Scream franchise may be heading back to the big screen again. We are hearing that a new Scream movie is in the early stages of development although it is unclear at this point whether it will be a sequel or a reboot. With Wes Craven having passed away back in 2015, this would be the first movie without him behind the camera, a fact that is sure to divide fans. Still, the news doesn’t seem all that surprising. Hit the jump to find out what else we know.

According to Bloody Disgusting, a new Scream movie is officially in development at Gary Barber’s Spyglass Media Group. Spyglass is a media company run by the owners of Lantern Entertainment, who obtained the rights to all of Dimension Films’ assets after The Weinstein Company went bankrupt in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. They are also in the process of setting up a new Hellraiser movie with David S. Goyer (Blade, Batman Begins) writing the script.

While it may seem hard to accept the return of Ghostface without Wes Craven, the baton has already been passed off to various writers and directors through the TV series, which seems to have been fairly well-received overall. Bringing Kevin Williamson back as screenwriter might be a good way to reassure fans, although at this point it is being reported that he is not involved. Are you interested in a new Scream movie? Would you rather see a direct continuation or a fresh start?

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  • Lori Cerny

    I am definitely interested, but only if Courtney Cox and David Arquette are involved. Both characters were likable and charming together. Actually, I liked both Dewey and Gale more than any of the other characters in any of the Scream movies.