Scream: What’s really happening with the supposed reboot


A recent rumor claimed that a Scream reboot was moving forward at Blumhouse, only to be shot down hours later. What’s really happening in Woodsboro these days?

We’re living in some weird times: companies are absorbing other companies, the film industry is packed with reboots, remakes and sequels, and rumors and misinformation are always floating around. It’s even worse when the last two get together, and that’s exactly what happened with the supposed Scream reboot.

The reboot formula has worked very well in the horror genre so far, with Halloween and Child’s Play gaining praise and respect from critics and fans, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s going to work for everyone. Still, other titles are preparing for their comebacks (either as reboots or sequels, such as Candyman) and others are on the “waiting list”, such as Wes Craven’s Scream.

Earlier this year, it was reported that Blumhouse was interested in bringing back Scream and Hellraiser, although nothing was in development – they were just discussing it at the time. Hellraiser ended up getting a TV series and possibly a movie as well, but Scream has been left behind… until someone revived the rumor with another one, of course.

Christopher Landon (Happy Death Day) is working on an untitled project at Blumhouse, and the description of it made a lot of people think it was a Scream reboot (serial killer terrorizes town. You know the drill), with some going as far as to say that the reboot was in development. Hours later, the rumor was changed a little bit, saying that Landon’s project wasn’t a Scream reboot but that this is still happening, though not at Blumhouse.

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Interesting… except not really.

Blumhouse exec Ryan Turek shot down the initial rumor on Twitter, but his response doesn’t mean that Ghostface is preparing for a return with another studio. Reviving/rebooting a franchise is way easier said than done, and a lot of factors come into play, from legal stuff to finding the right angle to the story, among many other things. If Blumhouse was (and still is) truly interested in it, I don’t think they would let go of it just like that. Turek’s response was very direct, but doesn’t mean much beyond “the reboot is not happening right now as y’all saying”.

The studio could still be working on it somehow or they could have set it aside for a while, focusing on other projects for the time being – there’s no rush on rebooting Scream, let’s be real.

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So, until further notice (and from a reliable, verified source), a Scream reboot is not a happening anywhere.

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