In the latest devastating blow to Scream 7, but one few are surprised by, director Christopher Landon has exited the project.
Landon, known for the enormously popular Happy Death Day films, announced his departure on December 23rd through an official statement, stating he’d left weeks prior.
“I guess now is as good a time as any to announce I formally exited Scream 7 weeks ago. This will disappoint some and delight others,” Landon began. “It was a dream job that turned into a nightmare. And my heart did break for everyone involved. Everyone. But it’s time to move on.”
In a follow up statement on X (formerly Twitter) Landon continued:
“I have nothing more to add to the conversation other than I hope Wes’ legacy thrives and lifts above the din of a divided world. What he and Kevin created is something amazing and I was honored to have even the briefest moment basking in their glow.”
Landon has offered no more insight into the situation, despite fans repeated pleas on social media.
With some now calling Scream 7 “cursed,” and others calling for the project to be cancelled, it seems unfortunate events continue to hound the project. Star Melissa Barrera was fired from the project over “controversial” social media posts back in November. Her co-star Jenna Ortega then exited the project days later, citing scheduling conflicts. This comes as the film was gearing up to shoot, following the departure of original directing crew Radio Silence, due to scheduling conflicts of their own.
Last we heard, Scream 7 was facing a “complete creative reboot,” with Neve Campbell eyed to carry the sequel forward. However, Spyglass Media Group have subsequently reached out to Melissa Barrera in a bid to quell the enormous backlash they received following her dismissal. Barrera reportedly denied their request for a meeting.
So, with no director and no stars, is there even hope for Scream 7? A source tells us Spyglass Media Group have now delayed the project as they continue to pursue Barrera, Campbell and investigate getting Radio Silence back aboard.
We’ll have to see what developments lay ahead, but we are not hopeful about this one.