Spyglass Media Group, LLC (“Spyglass”) and Paramount Pictures today announced that they have given the green light to move forward with the next installment of “Scream,” the relaunched horror franchise whose critics positive reviews from critics and fans propelled it to the #1 spot when it debuted at the box office on January 14, 2022.
Returning are Radio Silence (“Ready or Not”, “V/H/S”) with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett at the helm and James Vanderbilt (“Murder Mystery”, “Zodiac”) and Guy Busick (“Ready or Not”, “Castle Rock”), co-writing the screenplay. Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak of Project X Entertainment are the producers (“Ambulance”, “Bed Rest”). Creator Kevin Williamson and third Radio Silence member Chad Villella serve as executive producers alongside Spyglass’ Gary Barber and Peter Oillataguerre.
Principal photography is expected to begin this summer. In keeping with “Scream” tradition, plot details are kept secret.
Vanderbilt and Busick said, “Is this real life? Collaborating with our friends again on the next installment in the “Scream” story is more than we could have hoped for. We’re excited to be able to continue playing in the sandbox that Kevin and Wes have created. It is, as Ghostface would say, an honor. “We’ve become one big family and can’t wait to continue telling stories in the wonderful universe of ‘Scream’,” the Project X Entertainment partners said.
“Scream” is a long-running horror franchise that spawned four feature films, including “Scream” (1996), “Scream 2” (1997), “Scream 3” (2000), and “Scream 4” (2011) , directed by the famous “maestro of horror”, the late Wes Craven. “Scream” 1-4 went on to gross over $600 million at the worldwide box office. Williamson wrote the original film as well as “Scream 2” and “Scream 4”.