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.
But where does that leave the MTV television series, currently being adapted by Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin?
Weinstein told the Zurich Film Festival audience that there’s no overlap between the series and film franchise, adding that the series “is supposed to represent a new beginning and also pursue a supernatural direction.”
That sounds different, all right. While the movies have often been wildly implausible, they’ve never explicitly been paranormal. Then again, we probably shouldn’t be surprised. Look what they did, for better or for worse, to the Teen Wolf movies.