As the Weinsteins were reminded of back in February, Scary Movie sequels do not just spontaneously manifest as soon as enough horror catchphrases reach the ears of a grinning Ghostface mask.
The studio found this out when, despite having Scary Movie 5 scheduled for release this month, they were sad to discover that no such hilarious collection of references yet existed. A history of checks cashed by Anna Faris confirmed their suspicions of why this was: people have to be paid to make Scary Movies. So, now the Weinsteins are giving that a try, hiring Roll Bounce director Malcolm Lee to write and direct a new chapter of the franchise. To meet the film's preemptively-discouraging January 11th release date, production will begin promptly this summer; once-talented Airplane! director David Zucker, who enthusiastically took over the last two Scary Movies once the Wayans brothers matured beyond the franchise, will return to co-write and produce. Considering both Scary Movie 3 and Lee's Undercover Brother included Eddie Griffin and Denise Richards, their participation should be as foregone a conclusion as the presence of an extended Paranormal Activity parody in which the security cameras catch a ghost masturbating.