Bloody Disgusting regular Curtis L. just tipped us over to Ghostface.co.uk, who just published an interesting interview with RJ Torbert from FunWorld.
I guess Torbert is the rights holder to the “look” of Ghostface, the slasher icon associated with the Scream films. According to him, Ghostface will not be making an appearance in the new MTV “Scream” series.
“To answer your question regarding the “Scream” TV series…
Please note, that I had been in communication with TWC regarding this and they have informed me, that as of now, and during the initial launch that Ghostface is NOT involved in the new format. They also indicated that because of this direction, it does not mean, that Ghostface will not be involved at a later date. So, there is still a question, to the question.
However, as of now, there is no involvement.
That’s a curious statement, as there could be an eventual tie-in to the series. But, as of this writing, it sounds as if there are no real plans to bring Ghostface into the television world.
Here’s some clarification by Torbert in regards to the rights:
We believe , ‘Scream’ is Ghostface, and Ghostface is Scream. However, while Ghostface is owned by Fun World, The Scream Motion Picture Franchise is owned by The Weinstein Company and it is their option to Film a movie or TV show without Ghostface.
Regardless, we wish them the best of luck and I’m sure ‘Scream’ fans will check out the series. Who knows what will happen in the future regarding the series and Ghostface. Never say never.
The MTV series stars Willa Fitzgerald, Taylor-Klaus, Bobby Campo (The Final Destination), Connor Weil (Sharknado) and Joel Gretsch (Witches of East End, V, The 4400). You can read about their characters here.
It’s said to center on a YouTube viral video gone wrong, which leads to adverse repercussions for teenager Audrey Jesen and will also serve as the “catalyst for a murder and opens up a window to the town’s troubled past.”