Scary Movie reboot in development from Paramount and Miramax

Everything we know about the new Scary Movie film so far

The poster for the original Scary Movie film

Move over Ghostface, because there’s a new spooktacular franchise revival in town! The iconic Scary Movie series, known for its hilarious parodies of popular horror films, is getting a reboot courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Miramax. Read on to discover everything we know about the new Scary Movie film so far.

Is Scary Movie 6 happening?

While the official title hasn’t been announced yet, Scary Movie 6 has formally been greenlit. The announcement for the new movie was made by Paramount at CinemaCon on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Miramax will finance the new Scary Movie and Paramount will distribute.

Who will produce the Scary Movie reboot?

Neal H. Moritz will produce the new Scary Movie. Moritz is a Hollywood heavyweight producer, who has produced over 70 major motion pictures that have raked in a combined total of over $11 billion worldwide! He has produced Fast & Furious movies, including the record-breaking Furious 7. He’s also produced comedies like the Jump Street films and the recent Sonic the Hedgehog movies. On the TV front, Moritz has produced Prison Break and the acclaimed The Boys.

What will the new Scary Movie be about?

Unfortunately, details about the plot of the new Scary Movie are still under wraps. Since several news outlets have described the new movie as a reboot, it likely won’t be a direct continuation of the previous films.

Of course, the new Scary Movie could set its sights on spoofing recent horror hits like Get Out, Us, or the A Quiet Place franchise. The film could also take aim at the obsession of today’s generation with social media, creating hilarious scenarios where horror tropes play out through filters and viral challenges.

On the other hand,  it’s also possible that the new film will return to the roots of the series, lampooning classic horror films like The Shining or The Exorcist but with a fresh comedic twist.

A scene from the original Scary Movie film
A scene from the original Scary Movie film

Who are the cast of the new Scary Movie?

Casting information for the new Scary Movie hasn’t been revealed yet, so it is yet to be known whether the film will feature the franchise’s original stars, an all-new cast, or a mix of old and new faces.

Who will direct the Scary Movie reboot?

There’s no official word on who will be directing the Scary Movie reboot. The writers of the movie are also yet to be revealed.

What is the release date of the Scary Movie reboot?

The new Scary Movie film doesn’t have an exact theatrical release date yet. But filming for the movie is expected to begin this fall, with a target release date of sometime in 2025.

What is the original Scary Movie about?

The original Scary Movie (2000) is a comedic spoof of popular slasher films, primarily humorously referencing famous horror movies like Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Blair Witch Project, and The Sixth Sense, among others. It follows a group of teenagers who accidentally cover up a hit-and-run. A year later, they’re targeted by a bumbling killer in a Ghostface mask, and the teens (and the movie itself) poke fun at the tropes and clichés of the genre.

Released in 2000, it was directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans and written by the Wayans brothers, Shawn and Marlon, along with Buddy Johnson, Phil Beauman, Jason Friedberg, and Aaron Seltzer.

Scary Movie (2000) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

Who are the cast of the original Scary Movie?

The original Scary Movie film featured an ensemble cast, including:

  1. Anna Faris as Cindy Campbell
  2. Regina Hall as Brenda Meeks
  3. Marlon Wayans as Shorty Meeks
  4. Shawn Wayans as Ray Wilkins
  5. Shannon Elizabeth as Buffy Gilmore
  6. Jon Abrahams as Bobby Prinze
  7. Carmen Electra as Drew Decker
  8. Kurt Fuller as The Sheriff
  9. Dave Sheridan as Doofy Gilmore
  10. Lochlyn Munro as Greg Phillippe

These actors played various characters in the film, which parodied numerous horror movies and pop culture references.

Carmen Electra in the original Scary Movie film
Carmen Electra in the original Scary Movie film

How many Scary Movie films are there?

As of 2024, there are five main Scary Movie films:

  1. Scary Movie (2000)
  2. Scary Movie 2 (2001)
  3. Scary Movie 3 (2003)
  4. Scary Movie 4 (2006)
  5. Scary Movie 5 (2013)
Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, ComicBook.com
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