June 4, 2012 14:07
'Scream' television series in the pipeline
MTV are set to take the horror franchise to the small screen
A TV series based on the successful Scream horror movies, is currently in the pipeline.
The MTV network is developing a small screen version of the popular movie franchise, writes the Hollywood Reporter, with MTV execs Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley currently looking for a writer for the project. It is not yet know if movie director Wes Craven and original screenwriter Kevin Williamson will be involved.
Last year, Craven revealed that a fifth cinematic outing for the Scream franchise is also more than just a possibility.
Speaking to MovieWeb about the potential fourth sequel, Craven said: "Odds are that there will be a Scream 5. It is something that Bob Weinstein wants to do. He tends to do what he wants to do. So I am inclined to think that there will be. Whether I will be a part of it or not? I don't know."
The director of A Nightmare On Elm Street also explained that the decision to greenlight any further Scream movies would come down to the profitability of the fourth outing.
From an estimated budget of $40 million (£25.6 million) Scream 4 grossed just under $100 million (£64 million) worldwide. The first trilogy took home, on average, $170 million (£109 million) each.
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