Karen Gillan is a big fan of classic slasher movie Scream and has joked about wanting to play Ghostface with her natural Scottish accent. The horror genre experienced something of a slump during the early 1990s, and it wasn’t until Scream arrived in 1996 that it came back to life. The movie was considered groundbreaking for its meta approach, with characters in the story being aware of the clichés and tropes and openly commenting on them. It managed to be a great blending of comedy and horror and kicked off a cycle of post-modern horror movies like I Know What You Did Last Summer and Urban Legends.
Director Wes Craven and the most of the key cast returned for all the sequels, ending with 2011’s Scream 4. The ironic, meta-style of the original became increasingly tired with each passing sequel, and while Scream 4 was an entertaining slasher flick, it lacked the freshness of the first two movies. The franchise would live on in the form of an MTV series, which became slightly controversial for redesigning the famous Ghostface mask. The show has received good reviews fpr the most part, and fans will be happy to hear the original mask design will return for the show’s forthcoming third season.
It turns out Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle star Karen Gillan is a fan of ’90s slasher movies, and has a particular fondness for Scream. She joked in a new interview with Gamespot that she would love to play the killer in a reboot – so long as she could keep her accent:
I think probably remaking Scream–to play the killer in Scream! I just have this idea that it would be so funny to have like, a really Scottish girl on the end of the phone. Like, ‘What’s your favorite scary movie?’
Despite the resurgence of the horror genre in recent years, there are currently no plans for a big screen reboot of the Scream franchise. If a new movie were to happen, there are a lot of interesting angles that it could take, including commenting on reboots and legacy sequels. That said, the original movie set a high bar for that kind of meta approach, so any potential remake would need to have something fresh to say.
The iconic boogeyman of horror cinema have been trapped in a state of semi-retirement in recent years, and it’s been nearly a decade since the reboots of A Nightmare On Elm Street and Friday The 13th. That said, Blumhouse’s new Halloween reboot/sequel is on the way, and if it’s a success there’s every chance the famous slashers of yesteryear will get dusted off to terrify a new generation.
Maybe then, a Scream reboot/remake could introduce a killer with a Scottish accent?
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