Scream was a huge success at the box office earlier this year. it was the first film to dethrone Spider-Man: No Way Home at the top spot in the box office. Paramount and Spyglass have greenlit a sequel, the sixth entry in the franchise, with the same creative team as the fifth movie. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett will direct, James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick return to write the script. Production is set for Summer 2022. Here’s what Spyglass and Paramount had to say:
We are tremendously grateful to the fans around the world who enthusiastically received our film. We can’t wait for audiences to see what Radio Silence, writers Jamie & Guy and Project X have in store for our Woodsboro family.
Working with such a wonderful and talented family of creators — and in the lineage Wes and Kevin so expertly built — has been the thrill of a lifetime, and we’re so excited to bring the next chapter in the Scream saga to life.
Scream was a massive success compared to its budget earlier this year, making $106.7 million at the global box office and $62.6 million domestically. It brought the franchise back to its roots, while also poking fun at the genre tropes and trends of horror. It was the first Scream film since Wes Craven‘s death in 2015. Finally, Vanderbilt and Busick had this to say about their return:
Is this real life? Getting to collaborate once again with our friends on the next installment of the Scream story 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. It is, as Ghostface would say, an honor.
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