Kevin Williamson–‘Scream’ Scribe–Pens New Thriller

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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Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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