MTV’s ‘Scream’ TV Series May Not Feature “Ghostface” Mask
TV rebooting stagnant film franchises has become a fact of life these days, though it seems one of the more developed adaptations may eschew its most iconic aspect. MTV's forthcoming 'Scream' TV series pilot has been said to tell an all-new story independent of the four-film franchise, but might the teen horror adaptation ignore the "Ghostface" mask that has become synonymous with the series?
Take this one with a minor grain of salt for now, but it seems MTV's forthcoming 'Scream' pilot may not feature the killer's traditional look, which itself had originated as a mask from the "Fun World" company, and was licensed for use in all the 'Scream' films. Fan site Ghostface.co.uk got in contact with R.J. Torbert of Fun World for a bit of clarification on the series, to which Torbert surprisingly revealed that MTV had not yet sought to use the "Ghostface" design in its new adaptation:
I had been in communication with TWC regarding this and they have informed me, that as of now, and during the initial launch that GHOST FACE® is not involved in the new format. They also indicated that because of this direction, it does not mean, that Ghost Face® will not be involved at a later date...
We believe , SCREAM is GHOST FACE, and GHOST FACE® is Scream. However, while GHOST FACE® is owned by Fun World, The Scream Motion Picture Franchise is owned by The Weinstein Company and it is their option to Film a movie or T.V. SHOW without GHOST FACE®. Regardless, we wish them the best of luck and I’m sure SCREAM FANS will check out the series.
Supposedly centering around a viral video that brings about deadly repercussions, and with Jamie Travis directing a script from Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin, the 'Scream' TV series stars 'Arrow''s Bex Taylor-Klaus, Bobby Campo, Connor Weil and Joel Gretsch. Jill Blotevogel will serve as showrunner, with Wes Craven, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad executive producing.
It isn't yet known if the series (which itself has not been given a full pickup) might intentionally build to the appearance of "Ghostface" over time, or if MTV largely sought the name for its brand value, and intends on introducing a different killer altogether. In the meantime, what do you think? Does the 'Scream' reboot TV series hold less value without the iconic "Ghostface" mask?