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Scream film franchise set for TV series

Scream

Story by Jack Foley

THE Scream horror franchise could be heading for the small screen as a television series.

MTV has greenlit a one-hour pilot that would re-invent the horror-comedy franchise for new audiences.

Wes Craven, director of all four films in the series, is in talks to direct the pilot. which is due to air next summer (2014).

If picked up to series, Scream would be the second time that MTV has found small screen success off the back of a film series.

Teen Wolf, which originally starred Michael J Fox, is also expected to reach the small screen in 2014.

The Scream films followed a masked serial killer who stalks his victims and starred Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette. They were written by Kevin Williamson.

The original film appeared in 1996 with a fourth film being released in 2011.

The four films have taken more than $600m (£388.7m) worldwide, according to box office tracker, Boxofficemojo.com.

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