'Drop': Christopher Landon To Helm Thriller For Blumhouse & Platinum Dunes Starring 'The White Lotus' Actress Meghann Fahy

As Spyglass Media Group scrambles to figure out what’s next for the “Scream” franchise, director Christopher Landon, who exited “Scream VII” last December, continues to land new projects. The latest for Landon after the creature feature “Big Bad“? Deadline reports he’ll direct “Drop,” the newest team-up between Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes.

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Considering his past with the small studio, it comes with little surprise to see Landon back at Blumhouse. The writer-director helped build the “Paranormal Activity” franchise, and also directed the “Happy Death Day” movies and “Freaky” under the Blumhouse banner. But it sounds like “Drop” won’t be a horror movie like Landon’s usual fare. Instead, it’s being described as a fast-paced thriller starring Meghann Fahy, with plot details under wraps for now.

“Drop” marks another big role for Fahy after her breakout role in “The White Lotus” Season 2. She stars next in Sundance hit “Your Monster” with ex-“Scream” queen Melissa Barrera, as well as Lionsgate‘s “The Unbreakable Boy,” set for a February 21, 2025 theatrical release. Other upcoming roles include Netflix‘s “The Perfect Couple” with Nicole Kidman and Liev Schriber, likely the first of many Elin Hilderbrand adaptations for the streamer.

What else do we know about “Drop”?  Jillian Jacobs and Chris Roach co-pen the script with Michael Bay, with Jason BlumBrad Fuller, and Cameron Fuller producing.  Sam Lerner also serves as executive producer. “Drop” will be a Universal production through Platinum Dunes and Blumhouse.

Should we expect “Drop” to operate in a similar vein as “The Purge” franchise? That’s the major collaboration between Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes: five films, a sixth one on the way, and a TV series. Maybe, maybe not. But it’s nice to see Landon land on his feet after the “Scream VII” fiasco. He was the perfect guy to take over that franchise after Radio Silence exited after “Scream VI.” And now, who knows if “Scream” will even continue?