Spyglass has announced a new Scream movie is in development, with Happy Death Day helmer Christopher Landon on board to direct the horror feature.

Landon takes over from Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the filmmaking team known as Radio Silence, who rebooted the Scream franchise with 2022’s Scream and the most recent instalment, Scream VI, which released earlier this year. Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett have reportedly stepped back from the film series to focus on an original horror for Universal (that film doesn’t yet have a publicly released plot or synopsis, but rumours are that it will be an adaptation of Dracula’s Daughter) but Radio Silence – including Chad Villella – are staying on as executive producers.

Christopher Landon is a popular director in the horror world, having also helmed the body-switching horror-comedy starring Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn, Freaky, as well as the more recent We Have A Ghost for Netflix, which starred David Harbour and Jahi Winston. He also served as a writer for the Paranormal Activity franchise.

Scream 7 does not yet have a writer. The reboot cast, led by Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, and Mason Gooding, have yet to sign on for this next instalment but are expected to do so once the SAG-AFTRA strikes come to an end.

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