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Scary Movie is revived with a new film

Scary Movie is revived with a new film
Scary Movie is revived with a new film

Horror parody franchise Scary Movie is rising from the dead as a new installment is officially in the works.

Eleven years after the fifth film in the saga — the first without leads Cindy Campbell (Anna Faris) and Brenda Meeks (Regina Hall) — the series is being revived with film number six, which is expected to begin filming this fall.

The news was shared today (April 11) by Paramount, which is distributing the Miramax-financed film at CinemaCon. The film, which is scheduled for release in 2025, is produced by Fast & Furious producer Neal H. Moritz.

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It is not yet known whether Faris and Hall will appear this time around. It has also not been announced who will direct.

The franchise began in 2000 with the first Scary Movie film and made its mission to spoof contemporary horror films and popular TV shows while paying homage to cult classics like The Exorcist.

Scream, one of the main inspirations behind Scary Movie, recently returned to the screen with two new legacy sequels and a seventh chapter on the way, leaving fans wondering when Scary Movie would follow suit.

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With more and more horror films breaking records and receiving critical acclaim over the past decade, it seems logical that Scary Movie would take the current genre as a starting point for a new installment.

Meanwhile, at CinemaCon, Blumhouse announced a partnership with Lionsgate on a remake of the Found Footage cult The Blair Witch Project, another reference spoofed in Scary Movie.

More news for Las Vegas horror fans, as a sequel trilogy to Danny Boyle’s zombie film 28 Days Later has been unveiled at CinemaCon. Boyle is directing the first new film, titled 28 Years Later, while Nia DaCosta (Candyman) is in talks to direct the second installment.

Scary Movie 6 is expected to premiere in 2025, although no official release date has been revealed yet.

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