Blumhouse still wants to reboot Scream

As most of you out there may know all too well at this point, Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson's meta-slasher SCREAM is my favorite horror movie of all-time. From its opening scare sequence with Drew Barrymore to its blissfully bloody showdown in Stu Macher's kitchen, SCREAM thrills me time and time again.

And it's only a matter of time until it gets rebooted.

And speaking of which, Blumhouse head honcho and namesake Jason Blum recently spoke with Forbes about all things Blumhouse. And hidden in the interview was a quick but where they asked Blum about whether or not the rumor was true that he was looking to snatch up the rights to Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson's meta-slasher classic SCREAM.

Jason Blum on Blumhouse's SCREAM and I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER:

I'd like to do that, yeah. I would like to do both of them, but it's a rights situation with all those movies. It's very tangled and very complicated. It's one thing to say you want to do them and it's a whole other thing to get to actually do it. To give you some idea, Halloween was in the works with us for four or five years before it evolved, so, there are business obstacles to cross but, in theory, if you said to me, "Would you like to do a Scream movie?" My answer would be, "Of course." Sadly it doesn't work like that.

For those people out there that don't like good movies and thus don't know what the original SCREAM was about, here's a quick rundown:

Wes Craven re-invented and revitalised the slasher-horror genre with this modern horror classic, which manages to be funny, clever and scary, as a fright-masked knife maniac stalks high-school students in middle-class suburbia. Craven is happy to provide both tension and self-parody as the body count mounts - but the victims aren't always the ones you'd expect.

Like our last article with Marvel and Wesley Snipes trying to get two new BLADE projects off the ground, I can only hope that - with the recent fall of Dimension and the Weinstein Company - that someone like Blum will be able to get his hands on my favorite horror movie. Fingers crossed as I can think of no other production company better suited to bring Ghostface and company back to the silver screen.

Stay the f*ck away, Platinum Dunes!

Extra Tidbit: Would you be down for Blumhouse's SCREAM?
Source: Forbes



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