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12th Apr 2024

One of the most beloved comedy franchises is returning with a new movie

Stephen Porzio

And we can think of numerous films for the spoof sequel to parody.

A new entry in the spoof comedy franchise Scary Movie is in the works, according to reports.

Launching in 2000, the film series is an Airplane-style parody of the horror genre and throughout its five entries has poked fun at the likes of The Exorcist, The Ring, Saw, Scream, Signs and The War of the Worlds.

First developed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans, the franchise is also notable for helping launch the careers of actresses Anna Faris and Regina Hall.

While the first four films received mixed reviews from critics, they were big hits at the box office and garnered a large fanbase.

That said, while 2013’s Scary Movie 5 made reportedly nearly triple its budget in theatres, it was panned by both critics and audiences alike – and led to the series being put on hold.

In the 11 years since the series’ last entry, the horror genre has only gone from strength to strength with the release of hits like A Quiet Place, The Conjuring movies, Five Nights at Freddy, Get Out, It, It: Chapter Two, Smile and Split.

And now, according to multiple outlets, the Miramax label at Paramount will be making a sixth Scary Movie – with the studio announcing the news at the ongoing film event CinemaCon.

It is said that Scary Movie 6 will go into production in autumn 2024 and is expected to land in cinemas in 2025.

No casting details have been revealed as of yet.

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