James Vanderbilt returns to talk about "Scream" & "Zodiac"

Brock Swinson • January 25, 2022

Screenwriter James Vanderbilt returns for the third time to talk about his new film Scream. Look for James in Episodes 50 and 163 of the podcast for more great advice.

In the new film, Scream, the plot reads, “Twenty-five years after the original series of murders in Woodsboro, a new Ghostface emerges, and Sidney Prescott must return to uncover the truth.”

In this interview, James talks about writing secret projects, why he doesn’t chase ideas, why writing is a marathon until it’s a sprint, spinning multiple plates, and what separates Scream from other slasher films.

Note: near the end of this interview, around 30 minutes, we also discuss Spider-Man: No Way Home and Vanderbilt’s experience with the Marvel franchise.

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