Ready or Not directors helming new Scream movie!
In a day littered with seemingly bad news, horror fans can rejoice as the previously announced Scream franchise revival has found its new directors in the form of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, two of the directing collective Radio Silence behind last year’s masterclass horror-comedy Ready or Not, according to Bloody Disgusting.
While plot details are currently scarce, it is being reported that the film will follow “a woman returning to her home town to try to find out who has been committing a series of vicious crimes.” It’s also being reported that Kevin Williamson is currently attached as executive producer on the project, but no word on if he’s set to pen the script after having done o on the first two and fourth installments.
The first film, released in 1996, was a surprise smash upon its debut, helping to revive the horror genre for the decade and becoming the highest-grossing slasher movie of all-time until it was dethroned by last year’s Halloween reboot. The first’s success spawned a franchise that includes three sequels, the first of which remained equally as successful as the first while the previous two saw middling box office returns and mixed reviews.
After years of struggling to get another film off the ground, MTV picked up a series adaptation that became a cult hit, with two well-received seasons from fans before it was passed off to VH1 for its rebooted third season, which saw mixed-to-negative reviews from critics and audiences alike, but was a minor improvement in the ratings from the second season.
The Scream revival marks the second major horror franchise reboot Spyglass is working on, with the studio developing a remake of the Clive Barker cult horror classic Hellraiser, with David S. Goyer (Terminator: Dark Fate) attached to pen the script.