Is it still “Scream” without that iconic black and white mask?
This may be the question facing MTV as they prepare to mount a series adaptation of Wes Craven‘s classic slasher franchise. According to RJ Tolbert, the man who created the “Ghost Face” mask that’s become synonymous with the franchise’s serial killers, won’t be a part of the new series.
MTV declined to comment to TheWrap.
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“I had been in communication with TWC regarding this and they have informed me, that as of now, and during the initial launch that Ghost Face is not involved in the new format,” Tolbert told “Scream” fan site GhostFace.co.uk. He doesn’t rule out the possibility of the mask coming into play later on in the series, but as of now, there is no involvement.
Tolbert also indicated it is the decision of the producers and filmmakers who own the “Scream” franchise to not incorporate the mask into the new series. “”While Ghost Face is owned by Fun World, the ‘Scream’ motion picture franchise is owned by The Weinstein Company and it is their option to Film a movie or TV show without Ghost Face,’ he continued.
The new series will follow a group of teens who dig into their town’s dark past after a viral Youtube video leads to a murder. Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna, Carlson Young and Amadeus Serafini also star in the pilot, which will be directed by Jamie Travis