The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Paramount Pictures and Spyglass have greenlit a sequel following this years Scream film being a box office success, even setting the production date to commence this summer.
The official synopsis for the fifth film is as follows:
Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.
Paramount and Spyglass released a joint statement saying:
We are tremendously grateful to the fans around the world who enthusiastically received our film. We can’t wait for audiences to see what Radio Silence, writers Jamie & Guy and Project X have in store for our Woodsboro family.
Radio Silence released a statement saying:
Working with such a wonderful and talented family of creators — and in the lineage Wes and Kevin so expertly built — has been the thrill of a lifetime, and we’re so excited to bring the next chapter in the Scream saga to life,.
The report states that directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett will be returning to helm the film, while James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick will return to write the script.
The fifth film was made on a budget of $24m and so far it has earned over $107m worldwide at the box office. Vanderbilt will produce alongside Paul Neinstein and William Sherak, while Kevin Williamson, who created the franchise twenty-five years ago, will executive produce alongside Chad Villella, Gary Barber and Peter Oillataguerre.