The Scream franchise just pulled off a plot twist even Wes Craven wouldn’t have seen coming! In a move that’s spookier than a haunted house on Halloween, director Christopher Landon has officially ghosted Scream 7. Yep, he’s done a vanishing act quicker than a teenage victim in a slasher film.
Landon, the mastermind behind We Have a Ghost, spilled the beans on social media (where else?) last Saturday. Forget about waiting for the suspenseful reveal in the movie – he spilled the guts of the situation right then and there. And it’s like finding out the killer is the pizza delivery guy – totally unexpected!
So, what led to this horror show behind the scenes? Well, brace yourselves because it’s a real shocker. The studio gave the boot to franchise star Melissa Barrera after she voiced some pro-Palestine sentiments. Talk about a killer move! The drama unfolded like a soap opera, but instead of evil twins, we got studio decisions that could make your blood run cold.
In a tweet (or should we say, a scream into the void formerly known as Twitter), Landon spilled the tea: “I guess now is as good a time as any to announce I formally exited Scream 7 weeks ago. This will disappoint some and delight others. It was a dream job that turned into a nightmare. And my heart did break for everyone involved. Everyone.” Well, we hope his nightmares are more Freddy Krueger and less “forgot to study for the big exam.”
But fear not, because Landon’s not dwelling on the horror that could have been. He’s making a swift exit, leaving the Scream saga in the rearview mirror. “But it’s time to move on. I have nothing more to add to the conversation other than I hope Wes’ legacy thrives and lifts above the din of a divided world. What he and Kevin created is something amazing, and I was honored to have even the briefest moment basking in their glow.” Ghostface may have met his match with studio politics, but Landon’s moving on like a final girl outrunning the killer.
Oh, but the terror doesn’t end there! Just when you thought things couldn’t get scarier, Jenna Ortega decided to skip the seventh installment too. Looks like Scream 7 is becoming the horror version of a family reunion where everyone decides to bail at the last minute.
So grab your ghost sheets and brace yourselves for a rollercoaster of scares – both on and off the screen. Who needs a masked killer when you’ve got studio drama, director departures, and cast shake-ups? It’s a horror movie in the making, and the real scream is the one happening behind the scenes! Stay tuned for more spine-chilling updates, if you dare. 🎃👻
more to add to the conversation other than I hope Wes’ legacy thrives and lifts above the din of a divided world. What he and Kevin created is something amazing and I was honored to have even the briefest moment basking in their glow.
— christopher landon (@creetureshow) December 23, 2023