The much talked about Scream reboot recently took a huge step forward in its development. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Ready or Not directors Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett have officially signed on to helm the slasher thriller.
Spyglass Media is behind the project. The company formed last year with former MGM head Gary Barber and Lantern Entertainment co-presidents Andy Mitchell and Milos Brajovic. Lantern landed the rights to Scream when it took control of film and TV assets from the Weinstein Co. in a bankruptcy sale back in 2018.
Scream was the 1996 slasher horror movie, directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson, focusing on a young woman in a small town who becomes the target of a killer who wears a mask inspired by the Edvard Munch painting The Scream. (The killer would later become known as GhostFace.)
The movie took on horror movie cliches even as it delivered thrills and laughs, becoming a massive hit as it crossed the $100 million domestic mark. The movie made stars out of its cast, which included Neve Campbell, Matthew Lillard, Courtney Cox, and David Arquette, and thrust Craven into the mainstream.
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.
Spyglass had no comment.
What do you make of this news? Do you think the Ready or Not directors are a good pick to direct the Scream reboot? Did you even get a chance to check the film out? Sound off in the comments below and let me know all your Scream and Ready or Not-related thoughts!