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Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid - Dimension Take Stab at SCARY MOVIE 5!

I am saddened to report that Dimension Films have given the green light for a fifth instalment of the deeply unfunny Scary Movie franchise.

It€™s the news that no one has been waiting for. I am saddened to report that Dimension Films have given the green light for a fifth instalment of the deeply unfunny Scary Movie franchise. As reported on Bloody Disgusting, writers Stephen Leff, John Aboud and Michael Colton have already been hired to pen the film five full years after the last sequel. Aboud and Colton were previously responsible for The Comebacks, also known as Sport€™s Movie, another lazy spoof film in a similar vein to Epic Movie and Date Movie. While starting out as a direct spoof of the Scream films, even taking it€™s name from the original proposed title for Wes Craven€™s post modern take on the horror film, the Scary Movie franchise quickly went from bad to worse over the course of four films from 2000 to 2006. Initially spoofing horror films by bastardizing well known scenes from films such as The Exorcist, Halloween and The Shining the franchise quickly veered off course by spoofing films from other genres such as Grease, Titanic and The Matrix essentially rendering the film€™s title redundant. It would have been more appropriate to call it Spoof Movie, particularly in the sequels where the ideas really ran dry. Dimension Films are reportedly out to recruit the surviving members of the cast from previous instalments including Anthony Anderson (Scary Movie 3 & 4, Scream 4), Regina Hall (Scary Movie 1-4) and Kevin Hart (Scary Movie 3 & 4, Superhero Movie) who have all been approached so far but as yet no one has signed on the dotted line. It is also highly likely that Anna Faris, who starred in all four previous films, will most likely be at the top of the list of Dimension would like to return and she is certainly in need of a hit after Yogi Bear and Observe And Report but she would be wise to avoid this one like the plague. There is still no word on who will direct the film or whether the studio would be looking to re-employ previous directors, Keenan Ivory Wayans who along with the help of his brothers turned in the first two or David Zucker who was responsible for the third and fourth film. Zucker whose CV includes spoof classics Airplane!, Top Secret! and The Naked Gun trilogy should have revitalised the franchise with his wealth of experience but ultimately the quality of the films diminished instead. Having taken over $800 million at the box office Dimension Films are obviously keen to resurrect the franchise and are obviously confident that a script, cast and director will all fall into place soon as the only thing currently set in stone at this stage is the release date of 20th April 2012.
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