September 1, 2020

'Scream': Jack Quaid Cast in 'Scream' Reboot


Jack Quaid has been cast in Paramount and Spyglass Media's "Scream" reboot.

In the relaunch of the slasher film, Courteney Cox and David Arquette are reprising their roles as news reporter Gale Weathers and sheriff Dewey Riley. It's unclear who Quaid will play in the movie.

"Ready or Not" filmmakers Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are directing the new "Scream" from a script by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. The cast also includes Melissa Barrera ("Vida," "In the Heights") and Jenna Ortega ("You," "Jane the Virgin").

The studio expects filming to begin later this year in Wilmington, N.C. Paramount recently announced "Scream" will debut in theaters Jan. 14, 2022.

The original "Scream" premiered in 1996 and starred Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott, a high school student who becomes the target of a mysterious killer who dresses in a "Ghostface" Halloween costume. The well-reviewed movie ended its box office run with a robust $173 million globally, solidifying its place as the highest-grossing slasher film until the release of "Halloween" with Jamie Lee Curtis in 2018. After the commercial success of "Scream," three sequels followed. The four film franchise have grossed over $600 million worldwide combined.
 

Creator Kevin Williamson and Chad Villella, are executive producing with Project X Entertainment's Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak serving as producers.

Quaid currently stars in Amazon's series "The Boys." His credits also include the independent comedy "Plus" and the first two "Hunger Games" films.

Quaid is represented by United Talent Agency, Anonymous Content and Viewpoint.

July 21, 2021

'The Night Agent' Political Thriller Series From Shawn Ryan Ordered By Netflix

A pandemic read has led to a series order at Netflix. The streamer has greenlighted The Night Agent, a political conspiracy thriller series created by Shawn Ryan based on author Matthew Quirk's 2019 New York Times bestseller. Seth Gordon is set to direct the first episode of the series, which comes from Sony Pictures Television Studios where Ryan and Gordon are under overall deals.

December 8, 2020

'Ready Or Not' & 'Scream' Team Board MGM High School Horror 'Reunion'

The Ready Or Not gang of filmmakers Radio Silence and scribes Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy, are coming back together to work on the MGM horror high school movie Reunion.

November 13, 2020

'Short Circuit' Remake To Get Latinx Jolt From Spyglass Media Group

Spyglass Media Group has set a remake of the 1986 film Short Circuit, bringing on the writing team of Eduardo Cisneros and Jason Shuman to put a Latinx twist on the screenplay for the family film. The original was directed by John Badham and starred Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg and Fisher Stevens in a comedy that centered around Number 5, an experimental military robot that is struck by lightning and gains a human-like intelligence.

November 11, 2020

Michael Bay To Direct Action-Thriller 'Ambulance' With Jake Gyllenhaal In Talks To Star DUPLICATE

EXCLUSIVE: After weighing several options, Michael Bay has set his next movie, coming on to direct the action thriller Ambulance with Jake Gyllenhaal in negotiations to star. Bay is fast-tracking the project and is talking to other actors to join Gyllenhaal with plans to shoot top of January. No distribution deal has closed yet, but sources say Universal Pictures is finalizing a deal to land distribution rights.

October 22, 2020

Project X Entertainment Acquires Feature Rights To Mia Sosa Bestseller 'The Worst Best Man'

DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE: Project X Entertainment, production/financing company formed last year by William Sherak, Paul Neinstein, and writer-director-producer James Vanderbilt, has optioned film rights to Mia Sosa's romantic comedy The Worst Best Man.