It's Official: A New 'Scream' Movie Is In The Works From 'Ready Or Not' Directors

It's Official: A New 'Scream' Movie Is In The Works From 'Ready Or Not' Directors

Get ready to scream because Ghostface is coming to screens near you very soon.

Depending on where you stand, prequels and sequels to box office hits are either the best or the absolute worst. While some think some movies do warrant a sequel because of the way it has been set up, others tend to think it's all just an elaborate Hollywood cash grab. Although this feels like the inevitable truth in most cases, the fact that some of them over-deliver on the hype makes it all the more worth it. The latest title to receive the sequel treatment is the Scream series, which already has four movies in the franchise.



According to a report on The Wrap, a sequel to the last Scream movie is all set to arrive - after nine long years - as “Ready or Not” directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett have been attached to direct the upcoming movie. "Whether it’s a reboot or a continuation in the famous horror franchise is unclear at this time," the report says. Several names associated with the original movie will return for the movie as well with writer Kevin Williamson and Chad Villella expected to executive produce while James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, and Paul Neinstein are expected to produce the film.


The new film, the report says, was initially expected to get into production in May but with the novel coronavirus scare putting the brakes on day-to-day life in the United States, it remains to be seen whether the pandemic subsides for the makers to commence their work.  Spyglass Media is reportedly developing the film, while Villela, Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett’s collective Radio Silence is expected to produce. The trio of them are previously known for putting out the popular horror anthology V/H/S and Southbound.

David Arquette and Neve Campbell in a still from the movie! Image Source: IMDb/Scream


A report on Bloody Disgusting reveals that plot details for the movie are scarce but sources say it will follow a woman returning to her home town to try to find out who has been committing a series of vicious crimes. Scream is a slasher-horror that first released in 1996 based on a screenplay written by Kevin Williamson and directed by A Nightmare On Elm Street creator Wes Craven. The movie features a young woman in a small town followed by a killer known as 'Ghostface' and became a massive box office hit earning $173 million on an initial budget of $14-16 million and became the highest-grossing slasher movie of its time, bested only by Halloween in 2018. 

The success of the first movie brought about a whole franchise of its own with the second movie, Scream 2 releasing in 1997 generated $172.4 million on a budget of $24 million. The third one released in 2000, had a marginally less cume of $161.4 million on a much-higher budget of $40 million. The last film in the franchise was released in 2011 and earned just $97.1 million on a $40 million budget.  The success of the movie series has also given rise to a TV series of the same name and has so far had a three-season, 30-episode run.

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