Melissa Barrera Joins Radio Silence’s Rebooted Universal Monster Film
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are wasting no time in shaping their upcoming film as Melissa Barrera joins Radio Silence‘s rebooted Universal monster film. The Scream franchise alumni reunite with Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett after two bloody entries in the Scream franchise with Barrera making her debut in Scream 5 and most recently taking down yet another Ghostface in Scream 6.
Deadline reported that Barrera had joined the untitled film as the studio looks to continue their attempt at rebooting their famed monster universe of classic horror movie monsters. They have taken a unique approach to their previous plans of a connected universe as it’s said they will focus on standalone films with unique filmmaker perspectives rather than a shared universe. Given the success of Radio Silence’s takes on Scream and also Ready or Not, Barrera’s casting just further elevates what should be a phenomenal monster flick.
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It was announced that Scream 6 filmmakers are developing a Universal monster film. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett collectively known as Radio Silence will develop the film which is said to be akin to Renfield and The Invisible Man. THR reported that the untitled film will have the duo helming the film with Chad Villela producing.
The project was once going as Dracula’s Daughter and followed “a group of kidnappers who abduct a band of young people, one of whom ends up being the titular character. Woe then befalls the kidnappers,” while offering “a unique take on legendary monster lore.” The script will be written by Stephen Shields and revisions provided by Guy Busick.
William Sherak, Paul Neinstein, and James Vanderbilt of Project X Entertainment will also serve as producers on the upcoming film alongside Tripp Vinson. The group previously teamed up for Ready or Not in 2019.
Universal has long had ambitions of creating their Monsterverse and although the Tom Cruise-led Mummy reboot film was unsuccessful, The Invisible Man was released in 2020 and was a box office success. Renfield is set to release this weekend with Nicolas Cage and Nicholas Hoult starring. There’s also a Wolfman film starring Ryan Gosling in the works.
Stay tuned as more details on the untitled monster film become available.