In news that is likely to polarize fans: Jason Blum and his has revealed that his company Blumhouse has interest in acquiring the rights to both the Scream and Hellraiser franchises.
In speaking with Cinema Blend, the production company powerhouse told the outlet that “Yes, [Miramax and I] definitely have [discussed it]. 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.”
A Hellraiser reboot has long been planned and has never managed to get off the ground. Years back, Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier were attached to the project. While Hellraiser: Judgment was arguably the best of the direct-to-video sequels, it would be nice to see what could be done with a bigger budget and a fresh set of eyes.
As far as the Scream franchise goes, it’s hard to imagine what it would be like without Wes Craven at the helm. Craven directed all four installments in the series and the most recent film already attempted a soft reboot. So, it’s anybody’s guess where Blum and company would take the franchise.
It’s important to note that nothing is currently in the works on either property. Nothing has advanced beyond the discussion stage. So, put your pitchforks away for the time being and also keep in mind that The Blumhouse-produced Halloween reboot/sequel was a raging success and a definite crowd pleaser.