Harvey Weinstein says it's time to close out the movie series on the big screen and enter 'a new beginning' on TV.
It's been seventeen years since the first "Scream" movie was released by the Weinstein brothers. And after four movies in the making, Harvey Weinstein thinks the slasher story has run its course and should come to an end in the next installment.
Harvey reveals that he urged his brother Bob to make "Scream 5" so that they could wrap up the Ghostface's killing spree on the big screen once and for all. "Everyone lived in 'Scream 4'," he says. "I'm begging him to do the movie and just end it. We've milked that cow."
The plan to kill off the movie series came on heels of plan to bring the horror story to the small screen. Wes Craven, who directed the all four films, is reportedly tapped to helm the pilot for MTV with Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie ("Criminal Minds") on board to write the script.
Harvey said there wouldn't be any overlap between the television series, which is due sometime in 2014, and the existing film series. The TV show "is supposed to represent a new beginning and also pursue a supernatural direction," the studio honcho said as quoted by BlairWitch.de.
The last "Scream" movie was released in 2011, more than a decade after its predecessor. The original lead actors, David Arquette, Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox, all returned to reprise their respective roles in the fourth film which, according to Craven, was planned to be the start of a new trilogy.
Kevin Williamson who served as either a writer or producer in the previous entries said he would not return to the franchise if the fifth film was made.