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Scream: Wes Craven Horror Franchise Returning to Theaters with Fifth Movie

Fans of the Wes Craven-created horror franchise Scream will soon be treated to a fifth installment in the series.

According to Bloody Disgusting, Spyglass Media group is "currently developing" the next movie, although not much has been reported about the plot or potential returning characters, nor is it clear if Kevin Williamson will write the screenplay. Who will sit in the director's chair is also a mystery, since Craven, who directed the first four in the franchise, passed away in 2015.

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1996's Scream was one of the most popular and well-performing horror films of all time. In fact, until the 2018 release of Halloween, it was the highest-grossing slasher film in recent history. It was chock full A-list actors, some of which died in the first few moments, breaking a lot of rules audiences had come to expect from a "scary movie."

In August, rumors began circling that Blumhouse Productions was planning on rebooting the Scream franchise. However, those rumors were quickly squashed by Blumhouse Vice President of Film Development Ryan Turek

Regardless, Craven himself suggested there would be a fifth installment shortly after Scream 4 was released in 2010, so it seems the next film has his blessing.

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