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Christopher Landon has officially been announced as the new helmsman for the next installment of the Scream series, bringing his horror expertise and comedic flair to the self-referential franchise. While fans may be disheartened by Radio Silence’s exit from the Scream series, the directorial team is setting out on fresh ventures, which include directing an undisclosed monster film for Universal. Over the past twenty-five years, the Scream franchise, which started in 1996, has seen monumental success at the box office.
This development comes after the earlier news that Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the collective known as Radio Silence, will be parting ways with the Scream franchise. It’s now verified that Christopher Landon will step in to fill their shoes, overseeing the next chapter, Scream 7, under the production banner of the Spyglass Media Group.
The ensemble cast has openly voiced their desire to return (following the resolution of the SAG-AFTRA strike), and the film’s impressive box office performance virtually assures its forthcoming production. However, Radio Silence’s achievements have led them to explore new ventures, indicating they might not participate in future Scream projects, much to the chagrin of the franchise’s fans. In March, Scream 6 premiered and broke franchise records, amassing a staggering $168 million in worldwide box office revenue. Its predecessor had earned $137.7 million in global box office collections.
The Scream series, inaugurated in 1996 under the guidance of the iconic Wes Craven, has spawned several sequels. The original cast members, Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, and David Arquette, starred in the first five movies, with only Cox reprising her role in the sixth. The franchise has also seen appearances from big names such as Timothy Olyphant, Liev Schreiber, Emma Roberts, and more.
A Spooky Shift in Leadership
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Landon comes with a robust horror pedigree, incorporating a hint of comedy in his films, an ideal fit for a meta-series like Scream. He has written the majority of the Paranormal Activity movies and directed both installments of Happy Death Day, along with the 2020 horror-inspired remake of the classic children’s film Freaky Friday, renamed Freaky, featuring Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn. His most recent directorial venture was We Have a Ghost for Netflix.
Radio Silence has been engaged to helm an undisclosed monster film, rumored to be titled Dracula’s Daughter, for Universal. The high-budget horror flick will feature Scream’s Melissa Barrera, Dan Stevens, Kathryn Newton, Will Catlett, and the recently deceased Angus Cloud.
As more information regarding Scream 7 becomes accessible, we’ll be sure to keep you updated. Meanwhile, Radio Silence’s untitled monster film is slated for a theatrical release on April 19, 2024.
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Who has been officially announced as the director for ‘Scream 7’?
Christopher Landon, known for his work on ‘Happy Death Day,’ has been officially announced as the director for ‘Scream 7’.
What is significant about Christopher Landon’s directing style?
Christopher Landon is known for his unique blending of horror and comedy in his films, making him a good fit for the self-aware Scream franchise.
What new project is the previous Scream directorial team, Radio Silence, undertaking?
Radio Silence has been engaged to direct an unnamed monster movie, rumored to be titled ‘Dracula’s Daughter’, for Universal.
How successful has the Scream franchise been?
The Scream franchise, which started in 1996, has seen monumental success at the box office over the past twenty-five years. In March, ‘Scream 6’ premiered and broke franchise records, amassing a staggering $168 million in worldwide box office revenue.
Who are some notable cast members of the Scream franchise?
The Scream series has seen appearances from big names such as Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, and David Arquette in the initial films, with only Cox returning for the sixth. The franchise has also featured Timothy Olyphant, Liev Schreiber, Emma Roberts, and more.