Scary Movie 6 is moving ahead

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Over ten years since the forgettable Scary Movie 5, we’re now getting Scary Movie 6, which is arriving in 2025. More here.

Infamously taking the original title intended for the first Scream film, the spoof Scary Movie arrived in cinemas all the way back in the summer of 2000, and promptly outgrossed the film that it was basically taking the piss out of. Along with its first sequel, that arrived a year later, it was directed by Keenan Ivory Wayans, and the modestly-costed films returned sizeable profits.

Not that they were much cop after the first film. David Zucker took over for Scary Movie 3 and Scary Movie 4, in 2003 and 2006 respectively, and both in truth veer on the ‘best forgotten’ side. It took seven more years before we got Scary Movie 5, with Malcolm D Lee this time directing, and the quality of that film seemed to have driven the franchise into the ground for good.

But hang on! The recent revival of the Scream saga has been particularly profitable, and as such, some wise owl has decided that Scary Movie 6 is the proportionate response to that.

Paramount Pictures has the rights to the films these days, and it’s brought in Neil H Mortiz – he of the company Original Film – to bring the next film to life. It’s set to get moving quickly too, with a shoot planned for this very autumn. Then, the idea is to get the film in cinemas in 2025.

2025 sounds like it’s going to be quite the year for resurrecting spoof franchises. Paramount is also reviving The Naked Gun for release next year as well, with Liam Neeson taking on the role of Frank Drebin Jr in the movie.

More news on that, and on Scary Movie 6, when we have more on both projects. Not least when we find out which filmmakers have been hired for the Scary Movie revival…

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