The first quarter of 2024 will see the start of production on “Scream VII,” the seventh entry in the well-known horror series “Scream.” The movie is anticipated to be a direct sequel to “Scream VI,” which chronicles the lives of the victims’ survivors in New York City following the Woodsboro legacy killings. The film’s production may only begin if the existing SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes end by the same time as the wrap date of April 19, 2024, despite the fact that a filming schedule has been established.
As well, “Scream VI” was filmed in Montreal. The same city was used to represent New York City, therefore it stands to reason that this will also be the case in the upcoming seventh “Scream” film. Apparently directly behind Vancouver and Toronto, Montreal is one of the country’s main hubs for the production of entertainment. The Last Frontier on Apple TV+, Jackie Chan’s “Karate Kid,” Will Smith’s “Bright 2,” and “Plan B” season 2 are among the upcoming productions that will shoot in the area. Many well-known films have been filmed in Montreal, including “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” which stars John Krasinski. Beau Is Afraid with Joaquin Phoenix, Arrival with Amy Adams, the Netflix thriller series The Recruit, Mother!, etc. for lensing over the years.
‘Scream VII’ is being directed by Christopher Landon, who previously helmed the $100 million+ Happy Death Day for Universal Pictures. Landon wrote or co-wrote five “Paranormal Activity” films after making his directorial debut with “Burning Palms,” and he also directed “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.” Along with these films, he has worked on Happy Death Day 2U, Freaky, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, and the Netflix horror comedy We Have a Ghost.
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who oversaw the first two ‘Scream’ films when the franchise was revived, will be replaced by Landon as the film’s director. Back in March 2023, Bettinelli-Olpin previewed the duo’s exit from the franchise as directors. “We anticipate [the release of ‘Scream VII’]. Whether we’re involved or not, we want to spend the rest of our lives watching Scream films’, he told Deadline. We’re overjoyed that it’s back, Gillett continued. Nevertheless, they both work as executive producers on “Scream VII.” The movie’s scriptwriter has not yet been identified, but after the WGA strike is over, an announcement will likely be made.
The production organisation behind the movie, Spyglass Media Group, has not yet made any announcements regarding the actors. The actors who played Sam Carpenter, Chad Meeks-Martin, and Mindy Meeks-Martin in the films “Keep Breathing,” “Love, Victor,” and “Yellowjackets,” respectively, Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding, and Jasmin Savoy Brown, are all expected to reprise their roles. Unconfirmed rumours suggest that Jenna Ortega (‘Wednesday’) might not return as Tara Carpenter in the future movie. Along with Roger L. Jackson, who plays the iconic Ghostface, Courteney Cox and Hayden Panettiere (as Gale Weathers and Kirby Reed, respectively), could potentially make a comeback.