Scream 6 Release Date Set For March 31, 2023

Get ready to scream all over again, again.

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The upcoming sixth installment in the long-running Scream franchise has been given a release date of March 31, 2023. Deadline was the first to report Paramount's announcement.

Despite the marked gaps in time the film series endured--the wait for Scream 4 and this year's release was over a decade each--the creative team behind the current franchise were quick to talk about a planned sixth sequel after the fifth one's release earlier this year. Executive producer Chad Villella told The Hollywood Reporter in late January, "To make it special, you need to subvert things that have been established as the new rules and play outside of those parameters. Let's break the rules now that we just re-created. And just go for it. I think you have to really go there."

Radio Silence's Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett will direct Scream 6--which doesn't yet have a title, and tentatively (and confusingly) could be the second Scream 2 in the franchise. Writers Jamie Vanderbilt and Guy Busick are returning to write the script. It's a winning team that steered Scream to earn $30.6 million in its opening weekend.

Reviews for this year's Scream were fairly split--basically, if you're already a fan you'll be in for a good time. GameSpot's Chris E. Hayner enjoyed the film's self-referential sarcasm and steady tension.

To date, this year's Scream has taken in roughly $140 million at the global box office.

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