MTV is teaming with Dimension Films on the “Scream” reboot, with discussions underway with a number of writers for the series, which is slated for a summer 2014 debut.
O.k., I’m not sure how I feel about this. Scream was one of my favorite movies in the 90’s and the last movie installment to the franchise was pretty good too. So when I heard that MTV has green lighted the pilot episode of a TV version I felt excited to see one of my favorite characters come back, yet sad for the inevitable lack of justice that MTV will hold to the original.
The only hope I see is that in director Wes Craven. Even though Wes Craven is in talks to only direct the pilot episode, perhaps he can start it off in the right direction.
My worry is that MTV makes it so teeny bopper cheesy that it just becomes a joke and less of a who-done-it thrill ride.
Now a Scream series on Showtime or HBO… that could be killer!