Scream fans can rejoice as an update on Scream 7 has finally been revealed after a five-month wait since the release of Scream 6. The sixth installment of the franchise, which premiered in theaters in March, was a huge success and left fans eagerly anticipating the next chapter. Now, it seems their prayers have been answered as Scream 7 is reportedly in the works, with a new director potentially taking over.
Scream 6 continued the story of the new “Core Four” characters – Sam, Tara, Mindy, and Chad – as they found themselves once again being targeted by a new Ghostface killer, this time in New York City. The film was directed by the Radio Silence duo Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett and became the highest-grossing Scream movie domestically. With its success, it was almost a guarantee that a seventh installment would be coming.
While there has yet to be an official announcement from Paramount and Spyglass, Bloody Disgusting has reported that Scream 7 is indeed in the works, and Christopher Landon, known for his work on Happy Death Day and Freaky, is in talks to take over as director. Landon’s previous work in the horror genre makes him a fitting choice to helm the next chapter of the beloved Scream franchise.
Fans of the series will undoubtedly be excited by this news, as it means that the story will continue and new thrills and scares await. Scream has always been a franchise known for its self-awareness and subversion of horror tropes, and it will be interesting to see how Scream 7 builds upon this legacy.
As more information becomes available, fans will be eagerly awaiting further updates on casting, plot details, and an official release date. In the meantime, they can rest easy knowing that Scream 7 is in the works and that their favorite masked killer will be returning to the big screen once again.
For now, all we can do is wait and stay tuned for more exciting news about Scream 7.