Scream news is a hot commodity these days. It seems like innuendo from anyone involved — be it tweet, talk or text — is quickly posted and dissected for all it’s worth. So here’s the most recent morsel of Ghostface scoop: Shock Till You Drop has learned “Dimension Films still has a Scream 5 writing assignment on the table for a potential writer.”
Have you got your resumé ready yet? There is no source named beyond “Dimension Films,” but the site is among the more reputable out there — and sequel talk shouldn’t come as a shock to anymore. However, it isn’t a done deal; Scream 5‘s future is wholly dependent on the box office numbers that hit Dimension’s desk on the evening of Sunday, April 17, 2011. This news simply shows, as the website also states, “the studio is serious about kicking off a new trilogy with Scream 4.”
If this is true, it turns out they might go ahead without Kevin Williamson despite the fact he’s supposedly contracted for Scream 5 (and Scream 6, though a deal was not yet in place at the time of the linked interview). But he’s a busy guy: he recently signed on to guide another TV series through development – The Secret Circle, starring Scream 4 screamer Britt Robertson.