In 1996, a horror movie was released that reinvigorated the genre by flipping it on its head. Wes Craven's 'Scream' starred Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott, a young woman tormented by a psycho killer in a ghost-face mask that would instantly become iconic. The film took a meta approach to tired old horror tropes, directly calling them out and utilizing them in inventive ways. 'Scream' spawned three sequels (and will soon be a series on MTV), making it one of the most beloved horror franchises. Seventeen years later, we revisit the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
We’ve all heard the casual moans of fan communities that Hollywood never comes up with anything original anymore, settling into the familiar patterns of sequels, remakes, and adaptations of familiar properties to cash in on brand recognition. And while remakes have become subtly accepted as a chance for a new take on dormant properties, the recent ‘RoboCop’ trailer reminded us just how much passions can strain in the dissection of beloved classics.
It's been a few months since we've heard anything about MTV's forthcoming 'Scream' TV series pilot, which last we heard horror master Wes Craven was in negotiations to direct. Now, MTV has officially announced that the Kevin Williamson-free adaptation of the classic meta horror tale has finally found its writers, and may soon begin pre-production toward its debut next year.
'Scream 4' might have failed to carve out any real attempt at reinvigorating the franchise, with its relatively poor box office performance and moderate critical reception, but that isn't stopping MTV from taking another stab at it. Almost one year after the rumors first began to bleed out, we've learned that MTV has given an official pilot order to a potential 'Scream' TV series, including an offer for horror master Wes Craven to direct! Get the first bloody details inside!
In an attempt to breathe new life into the 'Scream' franchise, Dimension Films released a fourth installment - 'Scream 4' in theaters last spring. It didn't work. 'Scream 4' performed poorly at the box-office and wasn't a hit with audiences or critics. But that's not the end of the ghost face killer!
Like a horror movie villain, the 'Scream' franchise was left for dead but is suddenly up and alive again. It turns out MTV is adapting 'Scream' into a TV series...