New “Scream” is in Development

by | Nov 7, 2019

Even with a TV series taking center stage for Wes Craven Scream series, it seems that the cinematic world of Ghostface is still a thing. Scream hit cinemas in 1996 and introduces us to a modern day “whodunit” mystery but with violence and gore of a slasher. But more than than its surface, it’s deeper roots were set in satirizing the clichés of the horror movie genre. The series made it up to four films, with the last part dropping back in 2011. 

 Wes was contracted to work on a fifth and sixth installment of the Scream franchise, but following his death in 2015 and the collapse of the The Weinstein Company, the film series seemed even further away. A TV series poppe dup it’s head on MTV the same year we lost Wes, and it’s third season aired in July of this year, but it told it’s own story and was far removed form the film series fans loved.

According to Bloody Disgusting, Gary Barber’s Spyglass Media Group has picked up the rights to Scream and is currently developing a new film. It’s very early days and there’s no real information yet, but BD did drop the nugget of info on how Spyglass nabbed the golden goose.

How did Spyglass land the rights? Well, as Variety previously explained, “Spyglass Media Group was re-launched as a content company in March by former MGM topper Barber, Lantern Entertainment co-presidents Andy Mitchell and Milos Brajovic and strategic investors Eagle Pictures and Cineworld Group.”

Lantern Entertainment is the company that acquired all of Dimension Films’ assets after the allegations against Harvey Weinstein put the company in bankruptcy.

We don’t know if the new film will continue the franchise, but even if it didn’t, a modern day take on the series would be more than welcome, in any form. 

Are you excited about seeing Ghostface back on the big screen? Don’t be shy, join the conversation in the comments below!

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