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Happy Death Day’s director named new Scream director

Happy Death Day’s Christopher Landon is taking over Scream’s directorial duties after Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett — known as Radio Silence — exit the franchise. The two were the directors of the latest of the horror franchise — the confusingly named Scream (2022) and Scream VI.

Much of the cast wants to get back to work on a new Scream film, that said the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike puts a pin in those plans. Both recent films were big hits at the box office, with Scream (2022) raking in over $137 million worldwide, recouping its $24 million production budget easily. Meanwhile, Scream VI raked in over $168 million worldwide against its $35 million budget.

Outside of Landon’s involvement, not much is known about Scream 7. The franchise made its start in 1996, creating a lasting effect that led to a revived slasher genre while introducing elements that are now staples of such films like a level of meta.

The ending of Scream VI left enough wiggle room for a third in the newest trilogy. Some are concerned that with Radio Silence stepping out, it won’t be the same, but with a fellow horror filmmaker filling their shoes, it should be okay. 2017’s Happy Death Day was a massive success, raking in $125 million, easily making up its $4.8 million budget.

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