The Scream franchise has given us four films so far: an excellent original, a pretty decent follow-up, a shocking lackluster third film, and a shockingly “well, it’s not terrible” fourth film. Translation: any hope of a sequel matching the power of the original film pretty much came and went upon the release of the Scream 2 in 1997. Which is why it’s so fascinating that Harvey Weinstein is still pushing for a Scream 5—especially since Scream 4, coming 11 years after Scream 3, did only decent box office and scored middling reviews.
But still, Harvey wants that fifth film, announcing at the Zurich Film Festival Masterclass that he been pressing his brother, Bob Weinstein of Dimension Films, to make the fifth Scream film that no one else really seems to be asking for. Further, his reasoning seems a little odd—instead of simply letting the fourth Scream film cap off the series, Harvey Weinstein wants a fifth film to “officially” kill the franchise and end it conclusively: “Everyone lived in Scream 4. I’m begging him to do the movie and just end it. We’ve milked that cow.”
And so, because they’ve “milked that cow,” Harvey Weinstein wants to…milk it again, I guess?
There’s no telling what kind of storyline would “officially” kill the franchise, since each film has featured a different villain, unless Weinstein is prepared to kill off Neve Campbell’s character Sidney Prescett, around whom the killings have revolved in each film.
There’s no word yet on how this proposed Scream film would effect the upcoming Scream TV series.
What do you think of the Scream news?
Source: Cinema Blend