Kevin Williamson Says Scream VI Is A “Fresh Reinvention for the Franchise”

Radio Silence’s 2022 reboot of the Scream franchise proved a popular one, earning strong reviews from both fans and critics alike. The film also garnered a strong return at the Box Office, meaning a sequel was all but inevitable. In fact, the decision to greenlight the sixth entry of the franchise was swift with Paramount and Spyglass doubling down soon after the fifth installment hit the big screen.

Ahead of the film’s release,  marketing and promotion have begun ramping up. Numerous posters and images have been released, alongside the reveal of a short teaser trailer that showcases our gang of survivors in New York City on Halloween night. (Check that out, below).

Cast members have previously shared their excitement for the project, teasing that the film is both “action and gore heavy,” and “20 times more mortifying.” And now, yet another member of the production team has spoken glowingly about the release…

Kevin Williamson, the writer of the original Scream movie, recently spoke with SYFY Wire and claimed that Scream VI is a “fresh reinvention” of the saga:

“It doesn’t feel like ‘Part 6,’ it feels like you’re watching this big, huge, fresh reinvention. I love, love, love, love it. I’ve watched the movie with a big smile on my face. I think it’s everything and more. And going to New York was awesome. The movie feels new, it feels fresh, it feels like a new movie. It’s really good. It’s great. There’s no way around it. I’m very happy with how it turned out … I really do have all that enthusiasm for it. I’m really excited.”

At the time of writing, plot details have remained limited, but we do know that the film will follow the surviving members of Ghostface’s latest killing spree as they leave Woodsboro behind and start a new chapter in New York City. 

Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Mason Gooding will all return to Scream VI, reprising their roles from Scream 2022. Franchise legend Courtney Cox will also return as Gale Weathers, alongside Hayden Panettiere – who returns as fan favorite Kirby Reed.

Newcomers to the franchise include Samara Weaving, Dermot Mulroney, Jack ChampionLiana LiberatoDevyn Nekoda, and Josh Segarra.

Radio Silence’s Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are back to direct the film, which also sees James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick return to pen the script.

Scream VI is set to slash into theatres on March 10th, 2024.


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