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After two major abandonments, ‘Scream VII’ now faces the absence of Christopher Landon, who left his position as director of the next film.
First it was Melissa Barrera, then Jenna Ortega and now, it seems that the movie ‘Scream VII’ has been left without its director. And this December 23, the filmmaker Christopher Landon announced that he is out of the famous franchise.
It was through a published message in your X accountwhere Landon said he formally left Scream VII 7 weeks ago: “This will disappoint some and delight others. “It was a dream job that turned into a nightmare,” the director indicated.
The director of ‘Scream VII’ resigned from the franchise
“And my heart broke for everyone involved. All. But it’s time to move on.”Landon wrote in the message where many believe it alludes to the injustice suffered by Melissa Barrera, who was fired from the film after showing her public support for Hamas in the conflict against Israel.
“I have nothing more to add to the conversation other than that I hope Wes’s legacy thrives and rises above the noise of a divided world. “What he and Kevin created is something amazing and I was honored to have even a brief moment basking in its brilliance,” ended.
Christopher Landon had been confirmed as director of ‘Scream VII’ in August of this year
It was in August of this year when it was announced that Christopher Landon would be the director of the next ‘Scream’ movie, since Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, Those in charge of the sixth title in the saga would be working on another film and could not be in charge of the project.
Things were looking promising for the new ‘Scream VII’ film, or at least they were until Spyglass Media Group decided to cut ties with Melissa Barrera due to the aforementioned situation (here we tell you what happened if you didn’t find out).
His departure comes after the dismissal of Melissa Barrera from ‘Scream VII’
“I love my Jewish friends. I am with you in these terrible times. I empathize with your fear and pain. No one deserves to be persecuted or attacked. I know that many Jewish people disagree with what the Israeli government is doing, which is basically the same thing“said the actress at the time.
After her dismissal from ‘Scream VII’ was announced, Melissa Barrera assured that she had investigated the Palestine case to be able to give her followers the perspective that the Western media does not give. In fact, the actress said that “censorship exists” and her firing was proof of that.
Jenna Ortega will not be in ‘Scream VII’ either and the film is increasingly losing hope
At the time, Christopher Landon simply limited himself to saying through X that he was very sorry for Barrera’s situation: “Everything stinks. Stop yelling. “This was not my decision.”, said the director in a post that he deleted. Later, Spyglass released a statement stating that they had decided to remove Melissa from the saga.
While Landon’s resignation comes as a surprise, it was also not unexpected. And considering that Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega had become the protagonists of the latest film‘Scream VII’ was supposed to be a movie that focused on both.
The ‘Wednesday’ actress will not be able to participate due to scheduling issues (or so her representative said) and without Melissa Barrera, ‘Scream VII’ seems like a complicated project that must be planned from scratch. Something that will surely have Spyglass and its associates in trouble in the coming monthsbut that will no longer represent a problem for Christopher Landon.