While sitting down with MTV for an interview, scribe Kevin Williamson offered an update on his long attachment to Curtis Hanson’s 1987 thriller Bedroom Window.
“I’ve got a great plan for it; I’m really excited,” Williamson tells MTV. “It’s based on the book ‘The Witnesses’ [by Anne Holden] and I’m going to balance out the book; I’m going to pull more from the book [than Hanson did]. I’m doing it in between Scream 4 and 5.”
“Basically, a guy is having an affair with his boss’ wife. They’re finishing up after a night of sex, and she goes towards the window to smoke a cigarette, and she sees a murder outside her window. She sees the killer, and they call the police, but she can’t be there because she’s the boss’ wife. So she tells all of her information to [the man she’s sleeping with], and he becomes the witness.”
“But he never saw the guy out the window, he was in the bathroom.” Williamson continues. “And so, he’s suddenly now the sole witness for this guy who’s a serial killer charged with killing all these women all over town. Of course, he gets caught in the lie, and so the serial killer comes after him.”
“It’s a cat-and-mouse kind of movie, very Hitchcock-y. It’s a twist on ‘Rear Window,’ which I love about it, and it’s just a really great opportunity to do a cat-and-mouse game between a killer and a man, with a couple of women in between them.”
Count us in! Look for more on Bedroom Window and the new Scream films Williamson is also working on as it comes. To read the whole interview, follow the above linkage.
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