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Scream set for small screen adaptation on MTV

tv Updated: Jun 05, 2012 15:54 IST
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The serial killer with a white mask inspired by Edvard Munch's most famous painting (The Scream) will soon send shivers down the collective spine of MTV's audience. According to, the American cable network is set to adapt Wes Craven's Scream movie franchise for the small screen. Known as "Ghostface" on the big screen, the masked killer who stalked Sidney Prescott from 1996 to 2011 will add to his body count on television.

MTV is currently looking for a writer to take over from Kevin Williamson, who wrote the scripts for the first two movies and the fourth one. The Scream movies, starring Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox, have grossed more than $600 million (€480 million) worldwide.