“Scream” Queen Melissa Barrera Re-teaming With Radio Silence in Mysterious Monster Movie for Universal
Yesterday with learned that the filmmaking team Radio Silence (directors Tyler Gillet and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and producer Chad Villella) are tackling a mysterious monster movie for Universal. Now we know that the Scream (2022) and Scream VI (2023) team are bringing in one of their all-stars from those films, Melissa Barrera, who will be joining them on the new project.
The movie’s details are being kept hidden in a locked crypt (for now), but we do know that the film will re-imagine one of Universal’s iconic monsters, much in the way Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man and Chris McKay’s current release Renfield have. We also know that the new film they’re teaming up for was once titled Dracula’s Daughter and was about a group of deeply doomed kidnappers abducting some young people only to find out one of them is, you guessed it, Dracula’s daughter. We’d suggest letting her go and then running!
As they did on Ready or Not (2019) and the two Scream films, Gillet and Bettinelli-Olpin will direct and Villella will produce. Their producing partners include Project X Entertainment’s Paul Neinstein, James Vanderbilt, and William Sherak. The original script was written by Stephen Sheilds, which Guy Busick is currently revising.
Barrera led the ensemble in Scream VI, the highest-grossing film in the franchise. There’s no word yet if she is playing Dracula’s daughter, but our money is always on Barrera making it through the mayhem in whichever horror she’s in.
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Featured image: Melissa Barrera (“Sam Carpenter”) stars in Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group’s “Scream VI.”