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‘Scary Movie 5’ Finally Has a Replacement Director

After a long hunt, EW is reporting that Malcolm Lee (Roll Bounce, Undercover Brother) will direct Scary Movie 5, the latest entry in the horror spoof franchise that kicked off in 2000 under the direction of the Wayans brothers, and grossed nearly $300 million worldwide. Production is slated to begin this summer.

Casting is underway but David Zucker, who wrote and directed both Scary Movie 3 and 4, will also be returning to co-write and produce the fifth installment alongside Lee.

Before Lee was hired, Bloody Disgusting had confirmed that Anthony Anderson (Scary Movie 3, Scary Movie 4, Scream 4), Regina Hall (Scary Movie 1-4) and Kevin Hart (Scary Movie 3, Scary Movie 4, Superhero Movie) would all star. This could change with a new director, especially after the success of Hart’s Think Like A Man this past weekend.



  • FreddyKrueger13

    Love these movies, they’re so funny. I hope this one turns out good and I’d like to see a spoof of Final Destination or Paranormal Activity.

  • Keegsta

    I seriously wish The Wayans Brothers were involved in this one. That would make my year if they came back for 5.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Awesome. I hope this one is good. I hated the 4th one. I loved 1-3, though. Anna Faris better be coming back.

  • VictorCrowley

    I stopped with this franchise after the second one. I remember people walking out on the movie in the theater. First one was comedy gold at the time.

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