One of the most infamous scenes in horror movie history came in 1996 when Drew Barrymore’s character was killed off in the opening moments of Wes Craven’s Scream. It was a shock in the fact that the audience thought Barrymore was the star of the slasher.
Now, almost 20 years later, MTV is preparing to launch “Scream” as a television series, with a new mask and a YouTube-centric plot.
Not only has Bella Thorne, pictured below, secretly been cast in “Scream,” but she’ll be re-enacting the famous Drew Barrymore scene from the original series.
She confirmed this during a Facebook chat on Yahoo! Celebrity, “yes it is true. i will re-enact the famous scene of drew barrymore in the original series.” Her comment came via a verified account.
Now, does this mean that the “new” Ghostface killer is literally re-enacting the opening scene in Scream? This would be a truly epic meta moment that Scream fans would gush over. Or, are they literally remaking the franchise, riffing off the infamous opening sequence? We’ll find out in 2015 when the series airs on MTV.
The MTV series also stars Willa Fitzgerald, Taylor-Klaus, Bobby Campo (The Final Destination), Connor Weil (Sharknado) and Joel Gretsch (Witches of East End, V, The 4400).
It’s said to center on a YouTube viral video gone wrong, which leads to adverse repercussions for teenager Audrey Jesen and will also serve as the “catalyst for a murder and opens up a window to the town’s troubled past.”