Scream, the fifth installment of the iconic slasher franchise, has proven itself to be a smash hit even at a time when movie theaters are struggling. The film has made over $100 million at the box office in less than a month, surpassing what 2011'S Scream 4 made in its entire theatrical run. Slashers have been having a revival in the horror scene the past few years, and these legacy sequels - or "requels" as the film calls itself - have proven to be a huge draw. The timing was just right.
It helps that the movie itself is a solid entry in the Scream franchise that proves itself to be just a bit smarter than the average requel. This is the first film in the series to not be made by horror icon Wes Craven due to his passing in 2015. Instead, filmmaking team Radio Silence, who were behind 2019's delightful gorefest Ready or Not, have taken the reins. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett directed the film with the screenplay written by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick.
That same team, along with the original and new cast, are all returning for a sixth chapter in the saga of Ghostface and the town of Woodsboro, which has officially been greenlit by Spyglass and Paramount. In a joint statement, the two studios shared that “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.”
It remains to be seen when we can expect the movie, but filming is reportedly scheduled to begin as early as this summer. Both the cast and crew have stated that they've had various ideas for not just one but multiple sequels, however any further details haven't been shared quite yet. Scream is currently still playing in theaters, and will be released digitally on March 1st.