Kevin Williamson–‘Scream’ Scribe–Pens New Thriller

by Thomas Tuna

Obviously not willing to rest on his considerable horror laurels, Kevin Williamson of Scream fame has written another genre screenplay.

The new thriller–untitled at this point–has been picked up by Miramax Films, as reported by Deadline. Leading the cast will be Gideon Adlon, who starred in last year’s The CraftLegacy from Columbia Pictures and Blumhouse Productions.

Details are sketchy at this early stage, but the story takes place while the country is locked down during a pandemic (sounds timely) and a college student (Adlon) and her best friend “decide to quarantine at the family lake house alone–or so they think.” Uh oh…

John Hyams (Netflix’ Black Summer) will sit in the director’s chair, with Williamson, Miramax chief executive Bill Block and Ben Fast on board as producers.

Block said the story “intertwines the palpable fear we’ve all experienced over the past year” and “amplifies our unconscious anxieties by utilizing the horror genre.”

Williamson wrote the screenplays for Scream (1996), Scream 2 (1997) and Scream 4 (2011), as well as I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), The Faculty (1998) and Cursed (2005). He also served as executive producer for the latest Scream film, scheduled for a Jan. 14, 2022 theatrical release.

Keep reading Horror News Network for updates on this newest thriller from Kevin Williamson.

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