Producer Jason Blum helped pull off the impossible with last year's Halloween, as the sequel not only managed to inspire a modicum of interest in the stagnated franchise, but also helped deliver one of the most financially and critically successful films in the franchise since it launched 40 years ago. Blum recently confirmed that, were the chance to arise, he remains interested in potentially reviving the Scream and Hellraiser franchises.
"Yes, we definitely have [discussed it]," the producer confirmed with CinemaBlend when asked about the two specific properties. "We're looking - there's nothing happening with either one of those things - but we're definitely looking at it, and it's definitely something I'd be open to."
All films in the Scream series, which launched in 1996, were directed by Wes Craven, who sadly passed away in 2015. After Scream 4 in 2011, the franchise reinvented itself as a TV series on MTV, with the completed third season currently tied up in distribution rights issues. While the future might not look promising for Scream at the moment, franchise star Neve Campbell previously admitted she would be happy to participate in a new chapter.
The Hellraiser franchise, on the other hand, is still currently churning out new entries, the most recent of which being Hellraiser: Judgment. Interestingly, director of Judgment, Gary Tunnicliffe, pointed towards the success of Scream as the downfall of the Hellraiser franchise.
"I got a call to go in and meet with [producer] Bob [Weinstein] about a Hellraiser story I pitched called 'Holy War,' and I was maybe talking about directing that was that," the director shared with ComicBook.com. "That week Scream came out and did its business, and then Bob and the guys, rightly so, were like, 'Oh, look, let's try and figure out this guy with the nails in his head and this weird sexual stuff. Look, Scream, there it is. Ka-ching. It's easy, it works. It's a f-cking guy in a mask going around with a big knife chopping up teenagers.'"
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