Rumors of a fifth film in the Scream franchise have been swirling since the release of Scream 4 back in 2011. The fact that Wes Craven and Neve Campbell seem completely uninterested in the idea has kind of cooled the rumors, but Harvey Weinstein has basically confirmed that the project is a go.
According to The Huffington Post, Weinstein said he’s interested in wrapping up the series with one more sequel. Speaking at the Zurich International Film Festival, the producer/mogul had this to say:
“Everyone lived in Scream 4, I’m begging him to do the movie and just end it. We’ve milked that cow.”
Uh…okay. Sounds like a great reason to do a movie. Although Wes Craven has directed the series up to this point, Weinstein has said that he’d like his brother, Bob, who produced all of the previous Scream movies, to direct the final entry in the franchise.
It’ll be interesting to see if this actually happens. Although the first three films performed decently at the box office, Scream 4 was not exactly a success; it didn’t even break 100 million worldwide in ticket sales. And besides the money angle, I’m personally unaware of any overwhelming call from fans to have one more Scream movie to wrap everything up. So I’m not really sure why anyone would be pressing the return of The Ghostface killer, but Hollywood is a funny, funny place.
Whatever happens with the sequel, Scream is set to live again as an MTV series, which will be directed by Craven, with a script by Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin and will debut in summer 2014. The series will be taking a very different direction than the film series according to Weinstein and will apparently feature a supernatural element. On a side note, is it required by law now that every show directed at teens has to feature a supernatural element? Oy.
What do you think of a fifth Scream film? Let me know in the comments!
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