New Scream movie in development – report

A new instalment in the Scream horror franchise is reportedly in development.The original 1996 movie followed Neve Campbell as high school student Sidney Prescott, who became the target of the Ghostface killer, who wore a mask inspired by Edvard Munch’…

A new instalment in the Scream horror franchise is reportedly in development.

The original 1996 movie followed Neve Campbell as high school student Sidney Prescott, who became the target of the Ghostface killer, who wore a mask inspired by Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream.

Scream, which also starred Courteney Cox and David Arquette, spawned three hugely successful instalments that were released in 1997, 2000, and 2011. A Nightmare on Elm Street director Wes Craven, who passed away in 2015, helmed all four films.

Spyglass Media Group, which was formed last year by Gary Barber, Andy Mitchell and Milos Brajovic, is reportedly developing a fifth instalment of the much-loved horror franchise, with Ready or Not helmers Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett attached to direct, according to The Wrap.

Kevin Williamson, who wrote the original Scream film, will also serve as one of the executive producers alongside Chad Villella.

Further details on the film, including plot and potential casting news, are currently being kept under wraps, and it’s unclear if the movie will follow on from the original story or reboot the franchise.

It’s also not known if original stars Campbell, Cox and Arquette will be reprising their roles.

Reporters at horror website Bloody Disgusting first reported back in November that Spyglass Media were in the first stages of developing the new Scream film.

Dimension Films released all four Scream movies, which raked in more than $608 million (£482 million) at the worldwide box office. Dimension is now owned by Lantern Entertainment, which is headed up by co-presidents Mitchell and Brajovic, so they own the rights to the Scream franchise.

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Kumail Nanjiani and Patricia Arquette react to SXSW festival cancellation

Kumail Nanjiani and Patricia Arquette have taken to social media to react to the cancellation of the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival due to coronavirus fears.City of Austin officials declared on Friday that the annual multimedia festival had been ca…

Kumail Nanjiani and Patricia Arquette have taken to social media to react to the cancellation of the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival due to coronavirus fears.

City of Austin officials declared on Friday that the annual multimedia festival had been cancelled in the interest of public safety due to the escalating coronavirus outbreak.

Studio films such as Judd Apatow’s The King of Staten Island and David Lowery’s The Green Knight were scheduled to premiere at the event, which was due to kick off on 13 March, and many smaller films without distribution deals have now been cast adrift, with filmmakers looking for new festivals to debut their projects.

Reacting to the news on Twitter, The Big Sick star Nanjiani, who stars in The Lovebirds, praised SXSW officials for making the right decision.

“SXSW is one of my favourite festivals,” he wrote. “I know this sucks for many people for whom this was a massive opportunity. But we’re kind of in an unprecedented situation here and caution is key. Thank you for making the right decision.”

Arquette felt sympathy for the filmmakers who were set to showcase their latest work at the festival, such as her brother David.

“So sad for the filmmakers and my brother @DavidArquette Who was premiering his amazing documentary ‘You Cannot Kill David Arquette,'” she tweeted.

Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson wrote, “The cancelling of SXSW is a devastating blow to a lot of indie filmmakers who were set to finally premiere their hard work. My heart goes out to you all,” while actor/director Mark Duplass posted, “My heart goes out to all those affected by the @sxsw cancellation. So vital to so many artists, organisations, businesses, etc. Let’s order from local Austin businesses. Let’s support the SXSW artists. Let’s take care of each other.”

Announcing the cancellation of the event, organisers said in a statement, “We are devastated to share this news with you. ‘The show must go on’ is in our DNA, and this is the first time in 34 years that the March event will not take place… We honour and respect the City of Austin’s decision. We are committed to doing our part to protect our staff, attendees, and fellow Austinites.”

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Courteney Cox’s daughter wears her red carpet dress 21 years later

Courteney Cox has shared a snap showing her teenage daughter Coco wearing one of her red carpet dresses 21 years later. The Friends star, who shares the 14-year-old with ex-husband David Arquette, posted the two side-by-side photos of herself and Coco…

Courteney Cox has shared a snap showing her teenage daughter Coco wearing one of her red carpet dresses 21 years later.

The Friends star, who shares the 14-year-old with ex-husband David Arquette, posted the two side-by-side photos of herself and Coco in the purple embroidered dress with velvet trim straps.

“I’m not one to hold onto things but this was a damn good purchase!” Courteney captioned the Instagram photo. “21 years later…”

The 54-year-old first wore the dress at the premiere of the movie Snake Eyes in 1998, which she attended with David. The couple married in 1999, welcomed Coco in 2004, and began divorce proceedings in 2012.

Lisa Kudrow, who is still close to her Friends co-star, was struck by the resemblance between Courteney and Coco, and commented on the picture, “Oh wow…”

Several fans pointed out that reusing a 21-year-old dress is very in line with the actress’ Friends character, Monica Geller.

“This is such a Monica thing to do,” one fan commented.

Last year, Courteney opened up about the challenges of raising a teenage daughter.

“I want her to tell me everything, and she doesn’t want to tell me anything,” she told People. “Exactly the opposite of the childhood I had… We bicker, let’s be honest, but we love each other. We laugh a lot, for sure.”

And she added that, in addition to patience, Coco has taught her “to not take things personally, because really it’s not about us. Whatever moods that she goes through where things happen, I’m the safest place to be able to take it out on. It’s never about me, unless it’s actually about me.”

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