With Michael Myers coming back to the big screen in recent years, it looks like another horror icon, Ghostface, could be next to make a blood-spattered return to the silver screen, as a new Scream movie is reportedly in development and now has a pair of directors.

DiscussingFilm reports that a fifth film in the Scream franchise will be directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (two-thirds of the filmmaking group known as Radio Silence), the directors behind last-year's well-received horror comedy Ready or Not.

According to DiscussingFilm, Kevin Williamson, the writer of Scream, Scream 2, and Scream 4, will executive produce the new Scream film along with Chad Villella (also from Radio Silence). It has yet to be revealed if Williamson is also involved with writing the new movie, which could begin filming as early as May.

It's not known whether the fifth Scream film will follow the events of the first four movies or start a completely new story with all-new characters, but DiscussingFilm reports that the new film "will follow a woman returning to her home town to try to find out who has been committing a series of vicious crimes."

Bloody Disgusting, who several months ago revealed that Spyglass Media Group was developing a new Scream film, confirms DiscussingFilm's update on the new Scream. Spyglass is teaming up with Radio Silence, Outerbank Entertainment, and Project X Entertainment on the new movie.

The new movie would be the first film in the Scream franchise to be directed by someone other than Wes Craven, who passed away in 2015.

We'll have to wait and see who is under the Ghostface mask this time around, and whether or not the new film will bring back Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), Dewey Riley (David Arquette), and Gale Riley (Courteney Cox). We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated on future reports regarding the franchise.

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