Spyglass Media has been developing a new Scream film since the fall and there is a slight update on the project.
Yesterday, it was revealed by DiscussingFilm that Ready or Not directors Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett have been hired to tackle the fifth Scream film but failed to mention screenwriters.
They also claimed that filming could begin in May.
The Ready or Not directors joining the project was backed-up by TheHollywoodReporter and Variety, with the former suggesting it’s unclear if the film will be a continuation with the original cast or is a hard-reboot.
Details on this latest iteration of Scream are scarce. It is unclear whether it’s a reboot or a continuation of the story, which is the tact taken by the movie sequels. It is also unclear if Spyglass is taking a multiplatform approach to the horror brand.
A release date is unknown and with coronavirus leading to multiple production delays and cancellations, there is a good chance that most movies shooting in the United States aiming for spring or early summer starts might not hit those targets.
With that in mind, I wouldn’t count on filming starting in May as most productions could be impacted and when they’ll actually begin filming might be harder to predict even if information like casting/production grids state projected start dates.
Scream 4 was the last installment which released back in 2011 and was directed by the late Wes Craven, who also created the satirical horror franchise that plays with horror genre tropes.
It has been many years since the Ghostface Killer cut a deadly path through the town of Woodsboro. In order to get over the trauma of those horrific events, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) has written a self-help book. She returns to Woodsboro for her book tour, and reconnects with old friends Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) and Sheriff Dewey (David Arquette).
However, Sidney’s arrival also sparks the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney and everyone she loves in danger.
SOURCE: DISCUSSING FILM