MTV Want Wes Craven To Direct The Pilot For A Scream TV Series

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Kevin Williamson, the creator of Scream, is conspicuously not named in MTV’s press release regarding their planned spin-off series. They say that their:

one-hour pilot will reinvent the successful horror comedy franchise that spawned three sequels and unleashed “Ghostface” to a legion of unsuspecting fans.

But they would, wouldn’t they. It gets interesting after that, though.

MTV and Dimension Films are in discussions with various writers for the potential series which would be slated for a summer 2014 debut on the network. Dimension Films is in discussions with the films’ original director and renowned filmmaker Wes Craven to direct the one-hour pilot.

Well, I’d love to see Wes Craven do it, he’s excellent at this stuff. The first Scream is a favourite, to this day, and I’m also rather partial to the fourth.

But it feels quite tragic that Kevin Williamson is almost certainly out of the picture. Ghostface is his baby.

It means nothing for the quality of the show – there are doubtlessly other writers who could do a great job with this – but I do still feel a tinge of sadness.

It remains to be seen how scary MTV will let this go, but I’m sure it will be all but bloodless. I won’t miss the gore, necessarily, but the worst thing would be a Scream that just isn’t exciting or thrilling.

Actually, the worst Scream would be one that isn’t exciting or thrilling and just keeps bashing us over the head with the same shallow riffs on horror movie cliches. Brrr.

Come on MTV, I’m rooting for you. There’s nothing here you can’t get right – in principle. Show us what you’re made of.

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