Well now. This is kind of shocking. During an interview with GhostFace.co.UK, RJ Torbert, the man who owns the rights to the look of Ghostface, the titular killer from Wes Craven’s Scream franchise, dropped a pretty big bombshell on fans looking forward to the upcoming MTV series based on Craven’s flicks.
“To answer your question regarding the “Scream” TV series…
Please note that I had been in communication with TWC regarding this, and they have informed me that as of now and during the initial launch, Ghost Face is NOT involved in the new format. They also indicated that because of this direction, it does not mean that Ghost Face will not be involved at a later date. So, there is still a question, to the question.
However, as of now, there is no involvement.“
Here’s some clarification by Torbert in regards to the rights of the look of the character:
“We believe ‘Scream’ is Ghost Face, and Ghost Face is Scream. However, while Ghost Face is owned by Fun World, the Scream motion picture franchise is owned by The Weinstein Company, and it is their option to film a movie or TV show without Ghost Face. Regardless, we wish them the best of luck, and I’m sure ‘Scream’ fans will check out the series. Who knows what will happen in the future regarding the series and Ghost Face? Never say never.”
The MTV series stars Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Bobby Campo (The Final Destination), Connor Weil (Sharknado), and Joel Gretsch (“Witches of East End,” “V,” “The 4400”).