New ‘Scream’ Film Lands ‘Ready Or Not’ Co-Directors

Radio Silence To Revive Wes Craven's Influential Horror

Are you ready for a new Scream? Well, as we learned last fall, Spyglass Media is reviving the once-popular horror franchise whether you like it or not, but at least they’ve set a pair of filmmakers that genre fans can be excited about.

Ready or Not directors Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are set to helm a new Scream film. They’re joined by producer Chad Villela, making up the filmmaking collective known as Radio Silence.  It’s unclear whether this will be a sequel to 2011’s poorly-received Scream 4, or have any connection to the MTV anthology series.

What we do know is this will be the first Scream movie without the late Wes Craven. The horror legend launched the franchise with writer Kevin Williamson back in 1996, taking on horror cliches in a way that was fun and influential on the genre for many years after. One thing is for certain and it’s that the Ghostface-masked killer will return.

Radio Silence killed it with last year’s sleeper hit, Ready or Not, which earned nearly $60M on a $6M budget. That film helped make a star out of Samara Weaving, and here’s hoping they can find a way to bring her back to be stalked once again.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.


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