Spyglass Media Group is reportedly moving forward with a reboot of the Wes Craven-created horror franchise Scream.

According to Bloody Disgusting, Spyglass Media group is “currently developing” the next movie, although not much has been reported about the plot or potential returning characters, nor is it clear if Kevin Williamson will write the screenplay. Who will sit in the director’s chair is also a mystery, since Craven, who directed the first four in the franchise, passed away in 2015.


Created by director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson, the Scream films are famous for their self-aware approach to the slasher genre. They’ve grossed over $600 million at the box office over four movies, which is more than five times their combined budget. With returns like those, it’s little wonder why any studio would want to revive the franchise.

In August, rumors began circling that Blumhouse Productions was planning on rebooting the Scream franchise. However, those rumors were quickly squashed by Blumhouse Vice President of Film Development Ryan Turek

Regardless, Craven himself suggested there would be a fifth installment shortly after Scream 4 was released in 2010, so it seems the next film has his blessing.

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