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Kevin Williamson gets screaming deal with Miramax

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Feb 12, 2018, 10:53 PM EST (Updated)

The creator of the Scream franchise has a lot to scream about today— filmmaker Kevin Williamson has a new agreement with Miramax to create new genre films.

As reported by Deadline, Williamson's deal will specifically find him developing "elevated genre film content." This is the first overall deal that Miramax has made since it launched anew under the leadership of Bill Block.

Williamson (also the creator of Dawson's Creek and The Vampire Diaries) is not exactly a stranger to Miramax— the Scream movies were made there, under the old Dimension brand. His status in the horror genre was only solidified when he went on to write I Know What You Did Last Summer.

Block has said that he is "delighted" for Williamson to return to the fold, calling his talents "diverse" and going "across all platforms." Williamson seems equally happy with the partnership, saying that he is "thrilled" with the deal.

What might Williamson's first project with the new Miramax be? He's got to finish his first entry into the streaming world first, as his dark fairy tale Tell Me a Story was picked up by CBS All Access late last year. After that, however, it would seem that his pen belongs to Miramax.

What would you like to see Williamson create as part of this new deal? Is it too late for a Dawson's Creek movie, or is the timing just right? Let us know in the comments below!

(via Deadline)