The Next Scream Movie Has Found Its Directors

Ready Or Not's directing duo will be helming the next installment in this long-running franchise.


While the latest installment in the Scream franchise is shrouded in secrecy, the upcoming film has found its directors. Ready Or Not's Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett will direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Part of the collective filmmaking group Radio Silence--along with Chad Villela, who will produce the new Scream film--the duo's plans for the upcoming movie have yet to be revealed. There is no indication if this will be a continuation of the original story, a reboot, or something in between.

The Scream franchise took the world by storm back in 1996, as a slasher horror movie whose characters were well aware of the cliches that exist within the genre. The first film made $173 million on a reported $14 million budget. Three movies and two seasons of a TV series followed, the latest of which--Scream 4--released in 2011 and made $97 million worldwide on a reported $40 million budget.

This new Scream movie would be the first film in the history of the franchise not directed by the creator of the series, Wes Craven. The horror movie icon passed away in 2015 at the age of 76 after almost 50 years working as a horror movie director in Hollywood.

Regardless, the new Scream movie should be in good hands with Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett. In GameSpot's review of Ready Or Not, Rafael Motamayor said, "Ready Or Not breathes new life into the people-hunting genre with a fast-paced, brutal fun time. In just 95 minutes, blood is spilled, laughs are had, and expectations and genre tropes are met and subverted, ending in an explosive finale that will leave you eager to RSVP for this particular wedding over and over."

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