Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett, better known as the directorial team Radio Silence, have reportedly stepped back from directing the seventh instalment of the ‘Scream’ series despite their earlier films’ success. There’s chatter about Christopher Landon, famed for his blend of horror and comedy, stepping in to direct ‘Scream VII’. Currently, Radio Silence is absorbed in their upcoming major project, a speculated adaptation of ‘Dracula’s Daughter’, featuring Melissa Barrera and an all-star cast.
The directing team Radio Silence, consisting of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett, breathed new life into the ‘Scream’ franchise with their recent renditions ‘Scream’ and ‘Scream VI’. Their outstanding success, particularly with ‘Scream VI’, which broke the series’ global opening records and surpassed the $100 million mark domestically, virtually guaranteed a seventh part.
However, it seems that this duo won’t be guiding Ghostface and his companions in the next chapter if Bloody-Disgusting.com’s report is accurate. While ‘Scream VII’ has not officially been announced yet, the cast’s willingness to return and the impressive box office results strongly suggest an imminent production. But, to the dismay of ‘Scream’ fans, Radio Silence’s burgeoning success has led them to explore new ventures.
Christopher Landon is reportedly in negotiation to take the helm from the duo, according to the report. With the ongoing strikes by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA bringing Hollywood productions to a halt, the pre-production phase cannot commence just yet. Known for his knack for combining horror and comedy, Landon, who has contributed to most of the ‘Paranormal Activity’ films and directed both ‘Happy Death Day’ films and the horror-infused 2020 reboot ‘Freaky’, could be a fitting replacement for the self-reflective ‘Scream’ series.
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The report also reveals that while Radio Silence was keen on directing ‘Scream VII’, they’re currently immersed in their forthcoming high-budget monster movie under Universal. The plot of this film hasn’t been publicly disclosed yet, but there are whispers of it being an adaptation of ‘Dracula’s Daughter’, starring ‘Scream’ actress Melissa Barrera and a stellar cast.
The Hollywood Reporter has stated that the film’s plot involves hapless kidnappers abducting a group of youngsters, one of whom unexpectedly turns out to be the daughter of Dracula, resulting in shockingly bloody consequences for the kidnappers. The film will also feature Dan Stevens, Kathryn Newton, and Will Catlett. Angus Cloud, who recently passed away, had completed his role in the film.
Further information about ‘Scream VII’ will be provided as it becomes available. The yet-to-be-titled monster movie from Radio Silence is set to hit the theaters on April 19, 2024.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about ‘Scream 7’ director change
Who are the original directors of the recent Scream series?
The recent Scream series was directed by the duo Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett, collectively known as Radio Silence.
Are the original directors returning for ‘Scream 7’?
According to reports, the original directing duo Radio Silence will not be returning for ‘Scream 7’.
Who is the potential new director for ‘Scream 7’?
Christopher Landon, known for his blend of horror and comedy in films, is reportedly in talks to take over the directorial role for ‘Scream 7’.
What is the new project Radio Silence is currently working on?
Radio Silence is currently focused on an upcoming big-budget monster film, rumored to be an adaptation of ‘Dracula’s Daughter’.
Who are the stars in Radio Silence’s new project?
The new project features Melissa Barrera, Dan Stevens, Kathryn Newton, and Will Catlett. The late Angus Cloud also completed shooting for a role in the film before his recent passing.
When will Radio Silence’s new film be released?
Radio Silence’s untitled monster film is set to be released in cinemas on April 19, 2024.