Williamson Talks The Bedroom Window

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Planning it between Scream 4 and 5

While chatting with MTV, writer Kevin Williamson talked a bit about his upcoming project The Bedroom Window, a remake of Curtis Hanson’s 1987 thriller which he’s been attached to for some time now.

“I’ve got a great plan for it; I’m really excited,” Williamson said. “It’s based on the book ‘The Witnesses‘ and I’m going to balance out the book; I’m going to pull more from the book [than Hanson did]. I’m doing it in between Scream 4 and 5.”

Of the plot, he explains, “Basically, a guy is having an affair with his boss’s wife. They’re finishing up after a night of sex, and she goes towards the window to smoke a cigarette, and she sees a murder outside her window. She sees the killer, and they call the police, but she can’t be there because she’s the boss’s wife. So she tells all of her information to [the man she’s sleeping with], and he becomes the witness.”

“But he never saw the guy out the window, he was in the bathroom. And so, he’s suddenly now the sole witness for this guy who’s a serial killer charged with killing all these women all over town. Of course, he gets caught in the lie, and so the serial killer comes after him.”

“It’s a cat-and-mouse kind of movie, very Hitchcock-y,” he continues. “It’s a twist on ‘Rear Window,’ which I love about it, and it’s just a really great opportunity to do a cat-and-mouse game between a killer and a man, with a couple of women in between them.”

Williamson plans also to direct The Bedroom Window in between Scream 4 and Scream 5.

Source: MTV