MTV Gives Series Order to ‘Scream’

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Teen Wolf has guaranteed company in the film-to-TV crowd on MTV. The cable company has given a series order to Scream, the show based on Wes Craven’s defining horror series. We’ve heard, however, that the show at this point won’t feature Ghostface, the recognizable masked killer who made his on-screen debut in the original 1996 film. (The Ghostface mask was actually an existing creation, owned by the company FunWorld.) But that doesn’t mean there won’t be another killer on the loose. After all, there’s no Scream without a killer. Read More »

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WTF: ‘Scream’ TV Series Won’t Feature Ghostface?

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For the past couple of years, MTV has been developing a Scream TV series based on the film franchise by Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson. As of this summer, they had a director and cast in place. But now we’re getting some head-scratching info about the very premise of the show.

According to RJ Torbert of FunWorld, which holds the rights to the Ghostface “look,” Ghostface is not involved in the new Scream TV series. Which is kind of like having a Child’s Play movie without Chucky. Hit the jump to read Torbert’s comments.

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Scream pilot cast

MTV and Dimension TV are moving forward with the development of a Scream TV series, after first announcing the concept over a year ago. Jamie Travis (For A Good Time Call, Faking It) has been hired to direct the pilot, and a cast of young actors, including Willa Fitzgerald (Alpha House, Royal Pains), Amy Forsyth (Torment, Reign), John Karna (Premature, The Neighbors), has been chosen for the major roles. We’ve got more character info below. Read More »

Scream 4

A year has passed since MTV greenlit a pilot based on the Wes Craven horror franchise Scream. Finally, casting has begun. We know because descriptions of the Scream TV show’s four main characters have now been revealed. While they don’t shine any particular light on how the series will tie into the films, they do give an idea of the dynamics of the show. They’re very MTV.

However, one other piece of new information does offer a significant hint at how the Scream TV show will tie into the films. Read about it all below. Read More »

Josh Brolin Sin City

The new film Sin City: A Dame to Die For won’t be the only project to transfer Frank Miller’s stark noir tales from the comic page to the screen. In fact, that film may be swiftly followed by a new Sin City TV show.

Harvey Weinstein, like many other producers, has started to see TV as the safest medium in which to earn a few bucks. ”The way to add stability to the company is to be in the television business,” he recently told the New York Times, elaborating that he wants a TV division “as powerful as the theatrical division.” With many a mention of the limited earnings potential of standalone films, which “may fade without creating spinoffs and sequels,” what we see is inspiration from others who are trying to use movies as a way to bring audiences to TV.

So among the offerings the Weinsteins are trying to assemble are the Sin City show, and also a new limited series based on The Mist.

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Scream 4

Scream 5 has not seemed terribly likely to happen. Neither Wes Craven nor Neve Campbell seem to have much faith in the idea of the film, and the mere fact that it’s barely made any progress in the past two and a half years is a discouraging sign. But Harvey Weinstein, eternal optimist that he is, has not given up hope. He still wants to make Scream 5, so he can close out the series once and for all.

Regardless of whether the fifth film gets made, though, the franchise is set to live on on the small screen. It’s just that the new show won’t have much to do with the original movies. For one thing, it’ll introduce a new supernatural element. Hit the jump for Weinstein’s latest comments on Scream.

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Scream 4

Briefly: MTV’s Scream TV series is moving forward. The network announced the show at their upfront this past Spring and Friday, at the Television Critics Association event, they revealed Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin would be writing the show. Beattie and Dworkin worked together on Criminal Minds, Revenge and The Event.

There’s still no word on how, or if, the show will tie into the movies or when we might see a pilot. Either way, the show is aiming to “reinvent” the franchise. [Variety]

Scream 4

Do you like scary movies? How about TV shows based on scary movies?

MTV has given the green light to a pilot based on Scream, the horror film series launched by Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson in 1996. If all goes well, the drama would debut on the network next summer. More info after the jump.

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