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A New Scream Movie Is Coming From the Team Behind Ready or Not

Ghostface may be back in a fifth Scream.
Ghostface may be back in a fifth Scream.
Photo: Lantern Entertainment

Ghostface may be making his return to the big screen, but it’s not quite clear what form the prank-calling slasher’s next chapter will take.

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The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Radio Silence—the filmmaking team comprised of directors Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, and producer Chad Villela—has teamed up with Spyglass and Lantern Entertainment to tackle the Scream franchise. However, while the article describes the film as a “reboot,” it also says “it is unclear whether it’s a reboot or a continuation of the story.” Frankly, it doesn’t even say it’s a movie, a consideration since Scream, which spawned three big-screen sequels, was most recently a TV show. But, considering Radio Silence are primarily filmmakers and are coming off the 2019 cult horror hit Ready or Not, that’s more or less implied.

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What’s great about the Scream series is that it’s so self-aware and self-referential, it almost begs for a movie that does all of those things: a reboot, a sequel, a prequel, a legacy-sequel, whatever. The whole point of the franchise is to poke fun at the tropes of the horror genre, while also being a scary, fun horror movie on its own.

Obviously, this project is in the early stages but after years of rumors and speculation, there’s finally a solid attachment. It’ll be exciting to follow the rest of the film’s development and begin to figure out just what it’s gonna be.


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