Ghostface just can’t seem to stay away. On Feb. 3, Deadline confirmed that a sixth installment of cult-classic thriller franchise Scream is underway, with directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett set to return.
“Working with such a wonderful and talented family of creators — and in the lineage Wes [Craven] and Kevin [Williamson] so expertly built — has been the thrill of a lifetime and we’re so excited to bring the next chapter in the Scream saga to life,” Bettinelli-Olpin, Gillett, and producer Chad Villella told Deadline in a statement. Writers James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick added, “Is this real life? Getting to collaborate once again with our friends on the next installment of the Scream story is more than we could have hoped for. We are overwhelmed that we get to continue to play in the sandbox that Kevin and Wes created. It is, as Ghostface would say, an honor.”
On March 18, Deadline reported that the sequel’s premiere date has been set for March 31, 2023. The news comes after “Scream 5″‘s big box-office success in January. Vanderbilt and Busick will return to cowrite “Scream 6,” with Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein, and William Sherak producing the film. Villella, Gary Barber, Peter Oillataguerre, and Scream creator Kevin Williamson will serve as executive producers.
Details about the sixth film installment, including the plot and cast, have yet to be announced. The latest Scream film to hit the big screen brought back franchise stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, and more. It also ushered in a new group of teens for Ghostface to terrorize, including Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding, Jasmin Savoy, Jack Quaid, and Jenna Ortega. Stay tuned for more announcements about the forthcoming film.