Ghost Face Not “Involved In New Format” of “SCREAM” Series

MTV and The Weinstein Company have crafted a forthcoming series based on the most popular contemporary slasher franchise, SCREAM. And what is SCREAM? To many, it’s Ghost Face, the killer outfitted in an ubiquitous Halloween costume that sees an all black robe punctuated by a white, screaming “ghost face.” Along with Sidney, Gale and Dewey, Ghost Face endures, with each film’s subsequent killer(s) taking on the form. What if said form is absent from the show? 

Speaking with Ghostface.co.uk (via Bloody D), RJ Torbert of Fun World, the manufacturers of the iconic costume and who own the likeness, reports the outfit will not make an appearance in the upcoming show as of now. Torbert says, “To answer your question regarding the SCREAM T.V. SERIES. Please note, that I had been in communication with TWC regarding this and they have informed me, that as of now, and during the initial launch that GHOST FACE® is not involved in the new format. They also indicated that because of this direction, it does not mean, that Ghost Face® will not be involved at a later date. So, there is still a question , to the question. However, as of now, there is no involvement.”

The SCREAM pilot, written by Jill Blotevogel, is said to kick off with a “YouTube video going viral, which will have adverse repercussions for teenager Audrey and seemingly serve as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to [her] town’s troubled past.”

The film-to-tv adaptation has seen recent series based on beloved horror films explore characters and towns, teasing out the more recognizable moments and destinations. Will SCREAM take a similar approach and not feature a Ghost Face, at first? Or at all? A full series has yet to be ordered, and no word on when we’ll see the pilot, directed by Jame Travis, just yet.

SCREAM is of course based on the 1996 slasher directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson.

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