Netflix is working on a new Fear Street movie

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Netflix's Head of Film Scott Stuber has confirmed that work has begun on a new Fear Street movie.

In an interview with Collider, Stuber opened up about the streaming service's plans, confirming a fourth film in the Fear Street franchise.

Based on R.L. Stine’s book series of the same name, Netflix's Fear Street trilogy, which featured performances from Stranger Things stars Sadie Sink and Maya Hawke, was released in 2021.

With over 50 books in the Fear Street series, Stuber said that, although there are a lot of books to choose from, they're working on one of Stine's standalone stories.

a still from netflix's fear street showing a skeleton in a black hooded cloak

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"Obviously, there’s a lot of books," Stuber said, "There’s one stand-alone that we’re working on right now that we’re once again trying to get the script right, but I like it very much, and so does the team.

While it's impossible to deduce which story the team has selected for Fear Street 4, Stuber said they're working hard to make it fit within the franchise: "So I feel like if we can get that script right there would be a great kind of extension of that franchise."

Previously speaking about expanding the Fear Street franchise, Leigh Janiak, who directed and co-wrote the first three movies, said she hopes to turn the series into the horror equivalent of the MCU.

kiana madeira and olivia welch in fear street 3

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"One of the things that I talked about before I was hired was that we have a potential here to create a horror Marvel, where you can have slasher killers from lots of different eras," she told IndieWire.

"You have the canon of our main mythology that's built around the fact that the devil lives in Shadyside, so there's also room for everything else... I think that my hope is that audiences like it enough that we can start building out [more], we can think about what another trilogy would be, what standalones would be, what TV would be."

The entire Fear Street trilogy is available to watch on Netflix.

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