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[TV] Wes Craven Speaks Out On The “Scream” Series

A few weeks back we were all pretty surprised when it was announced that MTV had given the greenlight to the “Scream” pilot. I mean, development talk is one thing – but a go-ahead to start production is a much bigger commitment. It was also announced that Wes Craven was in discussions to come back to direct the hour-long pilot, which Craven himself confirmed today. Although he won’t commit unless he approves of the script (which seems like a logical ask on his part).

He tweeted the following, “A lot of you have asked about the Scream TV series. It’s true I’ve been approached. My response was, it would depend on the script… If they have a great script/concept, it could be fun. If not, not.

So do a good job, whoever you are writing it. You’re probably not Kevin Williamson, or else we would know. Dimension Films will co-produce. If “Scream” receives a series order it will hit in late summer 2014.



  • itsnickkarcher

    I hope they write it good! I’m not expecting anything like Kevin though because no one can handle this franchise like him and Wes.

  • DarrelDreadful

    I want this to be good, soooooooo bad. I almost wish I could write it, if I know I could turn out gold. Scream as a tv show isnt a terrible idea, its just weird to see the franchise take that turn at this point of time. But whoever the writer is, I hope its someone who respects the the movies and what they are really about. Im nervous but Im pretty damn excited at the same time. If Wes does sign on then that means he approves of the script. That will put me at ease a little bit but we still are just gonna have to wait and see.

  • Kroork

    Worst news ever.
    This is the end of scream

    • WalkWithMeInDarkness

      I’m with you. Give me Scream 5, not a lame watered down version of a series I love. Though if Wes directs it, I’ll have to check it out. Hell, to be honest, i’ll watch the pilot regardless just to see if it’s shit or not.

    • egaltt23

      Pretty much.

  • ThunderDragoon

    It’s settled, then. If Wes directs the pilot, I’ll watch it. If not, we know it’s shit and to avoid it at all costs lol.

  • DragonSlayer111

    The scariest part about this is that it’s MTV. If it was AMC or FX I would be more excited about this, but idk. I’ll check it out because it is one of my favorite horror franchises, but I hope they do it right.

    • DragonSlayer111

      BTW shout out the trailer..that shit reinvented horror for the 90s, still waiting for another one like that.

      • djblack1313

        DragonSlayer, i liked the franchise but it also kinda ruined the horror genre (for a while) because then it seemed like every movie was meta/jokey/campy.

        • DragonSlayer111

          Yeah I get what you mean. I can’t hate on it though, that opening scene in the first will always be a favorite.

          • WalkWithMeInDarkness

            Hell yeah, one of the best opening scenes of all time.

        • WalkWithMeInDarkness

          I get what you’re talking about, but I would say it’s indirectly responsible. I blame the greedy people who tried to rip it off. Like Eli Roth said “That’s the curse of when you do something new and original”. Everyone jumps on the bandwagon, like the TCM remake making a ton of money and the next thing you know we get a flood of remakes.

          • Aaron Emery

            ‘Scream’ will always be one of my favorite films. The opening will never be topped. I wouldn’t blame ‘Scream’ for all of the terrible late nineties slashers, as the fella above me said it did something original and everyone tried to capitalize off it, which gave us things like Will Benson (“Ben’s son!” get it?)

  • doomas10

    Scream franchise its awesome. I love all of those. Big fan of Wes Craven too! The man knows how to stage suspense! I wish this to be extremely good although I have my reservations since what they are going to do with a series? Each episode will focus on a particular genre of horror? Or it will be in each episode who did it? Either way, I think it may get saturated fast but in the meantime it could be awesome. Pending

  • Aaron Emery

    ‘Scream: Greendale’. Written by Dan Harmon. Starring Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie (meta moment), Donald Glover, and Chevy Chase. THAT would make my life!

    • WalkWithMeInDarkness

      I agree with you that original will never be topped. It is and will always be one of my favorite films, too. I also meant to use Paranormal activity as another example, a found footage film makes a shitload of money and what happens? Not just sequels, but a ton of other found footage films. Just like the remake trend. And oh my God, that “Will Benson” twist is so hilariously stupid!

  • Guilli Munster

    this show idea is lamer than a shits dying breath.

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