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Director Chris Landon Exits Scream 7

Chirstopher Landon has officially stepped down as director of Scream 7.

It appears the problems continue for Spyglass and Paramount as Scream 7's director has now confirmed he left the film weeks ago following a series of issues during pre-production. The director revealed the new via X page a few hours ago.

"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. 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. 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."

It all started with one of the new leads, Meliisa Barrerra, being fired for comments she made online regarding the ongoing Israel-Hamas situation. It was then followed by the other lead actress, Jenna Ortega, also exited the sequel citing scheduling conflicts. This made all the worse of course by the fact the franchise's leading Final Girl, Sidney Prescott, failed to return for the previous film after rhe studio low-balled her.

There were rumours circulating the film would be delayed, or the film makers would shift to turn focus onto Randy's niece and nephew. And although it hasn't been confirmed, there were rumours Spyglass approached Neve Campbell and Patrick Dempsy to return in an effort to save the film with both apparently refusing.

Again the above are just rumours. I can however confirm this film currently has no lead cast or a director. As of time of this being written, Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin remain on board as executive producers. Still no confirmation of whether Mason Gooding or Jasmin Savoy Brown will be returning. Whilst Scream 7 well and truly seems dead and buried now, more will come out in the next coming weeks I'm sure.

I'm still trying to get my head round a studio successfully resurrecting one of the biggest horror franchises of all time and building the groundwork for a very promising future, to this. Well done Spyglass...well done.


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