Planning it between Scream 4 and 5
“Iâve got a great plan for it; Iâm really excited,” Williamson said. “Itâs based on the book ‘The Witnesses‘ and Iâm going to balance out the book; Iâm going to pull more from the book [than Hanson did]. Iâm doing it in between Scream 4 and 5.”
Of the plot, he explains, “Basically, a guy is having an affair with his bossâs wife. Theyâre 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 canât be there because sheâs the bossâs wife. So she tells all of her information to [the man sheâs sleeping with], and he becomes the witness.”
“But he never saw the guy out the window, he was in the bathroom. And so, heâs suddenly now the sole witness for this guy whoâs 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.”
“Itâs a cat-and-mouse kind of movie, very Hitchcock-y,” he continues. “Itâs a twist on âRear Window,â which I love about it, and itâs 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.