Director Christopher Landon leaves ‘Scream VII’

A tumultuous time for the upcoming “Scream VII” continued Saturday because the movie’s director, Christopher Landon, introduced he has left the venture.

“I suppose now could be nearly as good a time as any to announce I formally exited Scream 7 weeks in the past,” Landon posted to X, previously generally known as Twitter. “It will disappoint some and delight others. It was a dream job that became a nightmare. And my coronary heart did break for everybody concerned. Everybody. However it’s time to maneuver on.”

Landon’s departure follows the information of the movie dropping its two leads, Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega, within the final month. Barrera was dropped from the venture by manufacturing firm Spyglass Media Group after Barrera shared pro-Palestinian feedback on-line.

Information of Ortega additionally leaving the venture got here shortly after Barrera’s exit, although it was reported that dialogue over Ortega’s departure had already been properly underway.

Landon got here to the franchise as a rising determine within the horror world, having made 2017’s “Comfortable Loss of life Day,” its 2019 sequel and 2020’s “Freaky.”

The 2 actors performed sisters in “Scream VI.” When that movie, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, was launched earlier this yr it earned a franchise-best $44.5 million on its solution to changing into the best home grossing movie within the historical past of the collection with almost $170 million.

Melissa Barrera, left, and Jenna Ortega within the film “Scream VI.”

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The “Scream” collection dates again to the 1996 unique, directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson. With its understanding fashion that performs on the tropes of horror motion pictures as a self-conscious facet of its personal storytelling, the collection has earned a devoted fan base amongst horror aficionados.

“I’ve nothing extra so as to add to the dialog aside from I hope Wes’ legacy thrives and lifts above the din of a divided world,” Landon concluded the posts saying his departure. “What he and Kevin created is one thing superb and I used to be honored to have even the briefest second basking of their glow.”

A consultant for Spyglass Media couldn’t be instantly reached for remark.

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