I know all of you are familiar with the Scream franchise of films from the minds of horror heavyweights Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson. The uber-popular series of films is now spawning a series at MTV and they have announced the pilot is on their slate of programming.
According to Deadline, MTV is announcing a pilot order to a series adaptation of the hit horror film franchise Scream. MTV is working on Scream with the films’ producer, the Weinsteins’ Dimension Films and former top MTV execs Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley’s DiGa Vision, which is behind MTV’s Teen Wolf.
The project originally landed at MTV almost a year ago, brought in by previous MTV programming head David Janollari. The pilot green light is suprising, given the fact that there is no specific concept or a writer for the adaptation yet. The network recently met with a number of potential writers but didn’t settle on an idea. Still, MTV has big plans for the project, announcing that the potential series already has been slated for a summer 2014 debut. Dimension is in discussions with the films’ original director Wes Craven to direct the pilot.
There’s sure to be more news on this and we’ll be there to cover it for you as it comes it, stay tuned!