‘Scream 6’ Gets Green Light, Shooting Starts This Summer

by Thomas Tuna

File this one in the “no brainer” column.

Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group are all in for a sixth installment in the ever-popular Scream franchise, as reported by Deadline, a decision that must have taken no time at all, given the success of the most recent slasher.

The same directing and writing teams are returning, with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett behind the cameras and James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick handling the screenplay. As might be expected, no details of the next storyline have been revealed, but principal photography is expected to start over the summer.

Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak will produce the film, with Kevin Williamson (who wrote the original Scream), Chad Villela, Gary Barber and Peter Oillataguerre acting as executive producers.

The directors said in a statement that working on the franchise has been “the thrill of a lifetime, and we’re so excited to bring the next chapter in the Scream saga to life.”

The screenwriters added that collaborating once again with the same team “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.”

This year’s Scream–which recently topped the $100-million mark globally–united legacy characters with newcomers some 25 years after those first murders shocked Woodsboro. But now, a new killer wears the Ghostface mask and is targeting another group of teenagers.

The original 1996 Scream–from director Wes Carven and Williamson–follows high school student Sidney Prescott as she is stalked by the murderous Ghostface. That film raked in $173 million on a budget of just $15 million.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the next Scream entry.


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