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Wes Craven 'In Talks With MTV' To Direct Scream Pilot For Television

Music channel has approached the horror director to reinvent the hit films for the small screen

Just when you thought you'd seen the last of Ghostface and his penchant for slashing screaming teenagers to death, then you'd better brace yourself - because the Scream baddie and a whole new set of victims might be coming to a small screen near you very soon.

MTV have announced that they have ordered a one-hour pilot based on the series of horror films that proved to be a smash-hit at the box office.

And the music channel, which has teamed up with Dimension Films for the reboot, has approached the franchise's creator Wes Craven to direct the pilot show, which it wants to debut over the summer of 2014.

If all goes well and the TV pilot goes ahead, it will air almost 20 years after the first ever film was released in 1996, starring Courteney Cox, David Arquette and Neve Campbell.

Wes Craven has been approached by MTV to direct a pilot TV show of a TV reboot of the Scream films (WENN)

They went on to reprise their roles in Scream 2 and 3, released in 1997 and 2000, respectively, before returning in 2011 for Scream 4.

It is unclear whether the cast will return for the TV series, but it is highly unlikely.

Meanwhile, MTV also announced that a third season of Snooki & JWoww had been commissioned as well as three brand new shows, including a docu-drama called Generation Cryo which will explore the issues faced by a new generation of kids coming of age who were conceived via anonymous sperm donors.

Another new show is Nurse Nation, a docu-series that follows nine 20-something travel nurses all assigned to work at a new hospital in a brand new city for 13 weeks, and The Hook Up, a weekday afternoon dating show where singles looking for a match will choose from four potential suitors based on their social media history.

Do you think a Scream TV series would work? Refresh your memory of the film that started it all with this trailer for the first ever movie...


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