Are you ready to return to Woodsboro? After a ten-year absence, the Scream franchise slashed its way back onto the big screen in January. Appetite for the revival has been evident with the fifth installment already earning over $100 million worldwide.
In news that will delight many horror fans, Paramount and Spyglass have officially greenlit Scream 6 with the creative team behind the previous entry returning. Radio Silence’s Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett will direct, with James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick penning the script.
“We are tremendously grateful to the fans around the world who enthusiastically received our film. We can’t wait for audiences to see what Radio Silence, writers Jamie and Guy, and Project X have in store for our Woodsboro family,” Spyglass and Paramount said in a joint statement.
Honoring the legacy left by Wes Craven was no easy task, but Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett delivered the goods. Speaking in a statement about the news, the duo said:
“Working with such a wonderful and talented family of creators — and in the lineage Wes [Anderson] and Kevin [Williamson] so expertly built — has been the thrill of a lifetime, and we’re so excited to bring the next chapter in the Scream saga to life.”
James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick added their thoughts, saying:
“Is this real life? Getting to collaborate once again with our friends on the next installment of the Scream story is more than we could have hoped for. We are overwhelmed that we get to continue to play in the sandbox that Kevin and Wes created. It is, as Ghostface would say, an honor.”
The new Scream brings franchise regulars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, and David Arquette back to the town of Woodsboro, where a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and began targeting a new group of teenagers. New additions to the cast included Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, and Jack Quaid. The film received praise from both fans and critics. Check out our review here.
Production for the film is slated to begin in summer. While plot details remain unknown, survivors of Ghostface’s latest killing spree will likely be pivotal moving forward. Executive producer Chad Villella has already pondered what it might take to make a sixth Scream:
“In order to make it special, you need to subvert things that have been established as the new rules and play outside of those parameters. Let’s break the rules now that we just re-created. And just go for it. I think you have to really go there.”
Where do you want the franchise to go next? What should the new title be called? ‘Scream Louder’ has a certain ring to it! You heard it here first… Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.