Scream 7 Is In The Works – But It Needs A New Director

Scream VII is in the works, and a new director has been linked to the project, despite no green light from Paramount and Spyglass. Radio Silence’s Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are reportedly unable to return to the horror franchise, having helmed the previous two Scream films, Scream, set twenty-five years after the 1996 original, and Scream VI, released earlier in the year. 

In a story from Bloody Disgusting, Christopher Landon, best known for his work on Happy Death Day and Freaky) has been linked as their successor. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who are known for Ready Or NotV/H/S, and Southbound, are currently developing their untitled Universal Studios monster movie, which is likely why the filmmakers may not find time for the Scream series, at least in the immediate future. The untitled film is set to star Giancarlo Esposito.

Scream VI Cast.
L-R Tara, Det. Bailey, Kirby, Mindy, Ethan, Chad and Sam – Scream VI. (Pic: Spyglass/Paramount).

As the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes continue, production on any future Scream projects will presumably be quite some way off, but we’ll update this story once we know more. For more Scream content, take a look at FlickLuster’s review for Scream VI at the link here

Scream VI stars Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Hayden Panettiere, Courtney Cox, Henry Czerny, Tony Revolori, Samara Weaving, Devyn Nekoda, Liana Liberato, Dermot Mulroney, Jack Champion, Mason Gooding, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Josh Segarra, Thomas Cadrot, Skeet Ulrich, and Andre Anthony. 

Are you looking forward to another entry in the Scream franchise? Let us know in the comments below!

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