Ti West, director of films like The Innkeepers and The Sacrament, is moving to television, at least for a brief stint. West is directing at least one episode of Scream, the TV series incarnation of the horror/comedy series originally directed by Wes Craven.
West tweeted his involvement earlier today:
The first movie I drove myself to see when I got my license was @wescraven's SCREAM. Now I'm directing part the TV Series. Life is weird.
— Ti West (@Ti_West) June 29, 2015
Jamie Travis directed the pilot episode of Scream; Scott Speer directs subsequent installments. In addition, Leigh Janiak (Honeymoon) is also tackling an episode.
You can see the first eight minutes of the premiere episode here.
West has also completed a film called In a Valley of Violence, produced by Blumhouse. The film is West’s first big foray into non-horror material. It’s a revenge western, with Ethan Hawke as a man looking for the guys who killed one of his friends. The cast also features John Travolta, Karen Gillan, Taissa Farmiga, James Ransone, and Burn Gorman.
Scream features Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna, Tracy Middendorf ,Conner Weil, Amadeus Serafini, Carlson Young, and Jason Wiles. It premieres tomorrow, June 30, on MTV.
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