A sixth entry in the Scream franchise is officially on the way as Paramount and Spyglass have announced Scream 6.
Scream 6 will be directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who return after directing this year’s Scream. Also returning are screenwriters James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. Production on the film is set to begin this summer, so it’s a quick turnaround. No word yet on the cast, but fans can likely surmise who will return based on who survived the most recent entry.
“We are tremendously grateful to the fans around the world who enthusiastically received our film. We can’t wait for audiences to see what Radio Silence, writers Jamie & Guy, and Project X have in store for our Woodsboro family,” Spyglass and Paramount said in a joint statement.
2022’s Scream starred returning vets Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, and Marley Shelton. They were joined by franchise newcomers Jack Quaid (The Boys), Melissa Barrera (Vida), Jenna Ortega (The Babysitter: Killer Queen), Mason Gooding (Booksmart), Dylan Minnette (13 Reasons Why), Kyle Gallner (Ghosts of War), Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers) and Mikey Madison (Better Things).
The first film, released in 1996, was a surprise smash upon its debut, helping to revive the horror genre for the decade and becoming the highest-grossing slasher movie of all time until it was dethroned by last year’s Halloween reboot. The first’s success spawned a franchise that includes three sequels, the first of which remained equally as successful as the first while the previous two saw middling box office returns and mixed reviews.