“Scream VI” Filmmaking Team Radio Silence Helming Mysterious Horror Film for Universal
Directors Tyler Gillet and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin have been on a roll. Their last three films have been critical and commercial successes, and they’ve all come more or less one right after the other—Ready or Not (2019), Scream (2022), and Scream VI (2023). The directors, along with producing partner Chad Villella, are a filmmaking trio known as Radio Silence, and now they’re taking their talents to Universal to direct and produce a new horror film.
Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett will once again share directing duties, with Villella producing, and they’ll also work once again with Paul Neinstein, James Vanderbilt, and William Sherak of Project X Entertainment, their partners on the last two Scream movies. Producer Tripp Vinson, who worked with Radio Silence on Ready or Not, is producing as well.
So what’s this mysterious new horror film about? Universal is keeping quiet, but we do know the project had a title at one point—Dracula’s Daughter—which had centered on some very doomed kidnappers snagging a group of young people, one of whom was, you guessed it, the kid of the most iconic vampire of them all. Yikes.
Universal says the film will be in the same spirit as Leigh Whannell’s taut, tense 2020 thriller The Invisible Man, yet can also dip into the comedy, too, as Adam McKay’s upcoming Renfield does, casting its eye on Dracula’s long-suffering lackey. Universal says they’re aiming for movies that offer “a unique take on legendary monster lore and will represent a fresh, new direction for how to celebrate these classic characters.”
Dracula’s Daughter was, a very long time ago, a classic Universal horror film. It bowed in 1936, five years after the iconic Dracula. For now, the Radio Silence team can enjoy the success of Scream VI, which recently passed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office, before they set their sights on their new home at Universal.
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Featured image: Director Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, left, and Director Tyler Gillett on the set of Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group’s “Scream VI.”