Betinelli-Olpin, Gillette, and Chad Villela are collectively known as horror film group, Radio Silence. This trio is responsible for last year’s Ready or Not, which saw Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett direct and Villela produce. We gave Ready or Not a 7.6 out of 10 in our review.Lantern Entertainment acquired the rights to Scream after the company took control of film and TV Scream assets following a Weinstein Co. bankruptcy sale in 2018. Scream 5’s production will shoot in Wilmington, North Carolina and casting is currently underway, according to THR.
The first Scream — directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson — was released in 1996. It starred Drew Barrymore, Neve Campbell, Cox, and Matthew Lillard, among others. The slasher “GhostFace” wore a mask inspired by Edvard Munch painting, The Scream, while preying on Campbell’s character. The film made over $100 million at the domestic box office and spawned a number of sequels as well as an MTV television series.
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