One of the most successful horror franchises of all time was the “Scream” series created by Wes Craven. They have raked in a combined $600 million at the global box office. This is roughly five times as much as they cost to make. Wes Craven died in 2015. Ever since his death, talks of making a new film in the series have stalled. However, a reboot of the series might be on the way. It makes sense that the franchise would be revived. The films have made a massive profit. Therefore, Spyglass Media Group wants to cash in.
It is rumored that the new “Scream” film would be a total reboot with a completely different cast than the originals. The films gained a large following because of the fact that they referenced all of the stupid mistakes that people usually make in horror movies before they die. The unique writing made the films stand out from other slasher movies that are usually not very high quality. Dimension Films released all of the four earlier films in the “Scream” series. However, Dimension Films went down the tubes after the Harvey Weinstein scandal was revealed. All of the assets of Dimension were sold to other companies.
Spyglass Entertainment seized upon the opportunity and grabbed the rights to “Scream” while they were available. The new film is in the very early stages of development. Therefore, it is not known if some of the characters from the older films will be used. No actors have been cast in the film as of yet. The series has aged very well. People have fond memories of the earlier films. Therefore, it could still be a very profitable franchise if the film is done right. There was no release date mentioned for the film.
“Scream” is the most profitable horror franchise in history. One of the reasons why studios love to make horror films is the fact that they are relatively cheap to produce. There is also a large audience for horror. Therefore, the studios will usually make their money back with a tidy profit on top of that. This could be one of the main reasons that Spyglass was so interested in bringing “Scream” back to life after all of these years. At the end of the day, it was the writing and not the violence that made the earlier movies such a big hit with audiences.