Scream Trailer Plays On Hollywood’s New Reboot Strategy
“Hello, Sidney.” This is the iconic line of the infamous Ghostface killer. The face behind the mask may change Scream movie at Scream movie, but that raucous vocal performance by Roger L. Jackson remains the same. After all these years, it’s even threatening a woman who is arguably the greatest “last girl” of all time. Hence today’s news Scream trailer, which ends with Neve Campbell threatened with the lofty claim that “it’s an honor”. A sin, it’s an honor to be the last slasher to stab you, Sid after five movies in 25 years.
This level of deference and respect for Campbell’s beloved heroine is nice to see as a longtime fan of the franchise, and yet it’s also odd in a film titled simply “Scream.” On paper, the name of the movie suggests it’s a reboot – a fresh start for the series about a masked killer making deadly calls in the middle of the night. But in practice, the 2022s Scream looks a lot like all Scream followed before that: a sequel to the 1996 original where Sid, reporter Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox), and goofy cop Dewey (David Arquette) are embroiled in yet another round of Ghostface copier murders.
That’s because Paramount Pictures studio and production company Spyglass Media Group are following the latest trend, which is to make a broad ‘legacy sequel’ that, in theory, appeals to older fans while also marketing it as a reboot for. the younger generations. The most successful variation of this formula to date has been that of David Gordon Green and Blumhouse Production. Halloween (2018). Oddly enough, this is the third film in the franchise titled simply “Halloween,” but unlike Rob Zombie’s 2007 remake, Green’s 2018 variation was a direct sequel to the 1978 original. It was also a follow-up. that ignored all the other twisty and confusing sequels, remakes, and franchise resets, while essentially acting as the umpteenth attempt to make a “Halloween II”.
This risky strategy of trying to have your cake and eat it too has paid off, with the 2018 legacy sequel making $ 256 million worldwide. Hence his sequel this weekend, Halloween kills. When geek lair spoke with producer Jason Blum recently, he confirmed that his production company and Green are also looking to do a similar reimagining of one of the greatest horror movies of all time, The Exorcist (1973). The new film will also be a sequel, which may (or may not) dive completely into the franchise’s turbulent history that followed the original masterpiece. However, Blum has revealed some interesting considerations from the studio side these days.