‘Ready or Not’ Directors to Helm the Reboot of Cult Classic ‘Scream’

Directors Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett have signed on to revitalize Wes Craven’s cult classic, Scream. Last year, the pair directed the bloody horror hit, Ready or Not, which grossed a whopping $57 million worldwide on a mere $6 million budget. 

Gillett and Bettinelli-Olpin, part of the horror filmmaking group Radio Silence, will direct alongside their colleague, Chad Villela. Villela, along with original Scream writer Kevin Williamson, will take the helm as executive producers of the flick. 

Scream Reboot Radio Silence

According to The Hollywood Reporter and DiscussingFilm, concrete details on this latest Scream iteration have yet to be released – leaving fans wondering if the film will be a reboot or a continuation of the story. 

The original 1996 slasher film follows a young small-town woman who becomes the target of a serial killer, later known as GhostFace. The killer’s infamous M.O. is shrouding “their” face with a mask inspired by the Edvard Munch painting The Scream (keeping this spoiler-free for the kiddies who may not have grown up on the franchise).

The movie, in all its cliche-glory, became a massive hit, helping to reignite interest in the horror genre. Followed by three sequels and a series on MTV, Scream cranked out future household names with Courtney Cox, Neve Campbell, David Arquette, and Matthew Lillard leading the cast. 

Other Radio Silence films include V/H/S (2012), Devil’s Due (2014) and Southbound (2015).

 

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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