Marlon Wayans says ‘Scary Movie’ franchise was ‘snatched’ from his family by ‘evil’ Weinstein brothers
The greatest horror of Horror movie arrived offscreen, according to Marlon Wayans.
The 48-year-old actor, comedian and filmmaker described the real reason his and his brothers’ involvement in the comedy horror franchise waned after Scary Movie 2 during a visit to Kevin Hart Comedy Gold Minds Podcast.
“I remember when the Horror movie– when you made the decision not to do it, “Hart said.” You didn’t want to go back, and that was one thing! “
“That’s what they told you. … Na-hey, listen. I don’t have to say st. One of them n-like is in jail right now. For what? The rape ! They did it in their business. They were evil as fk! We didn’t quit a franchise. They didn’t want to make our deal, and they ripped it off. It was like … Weinstein did really terrible, like, rape and type of village looting business. […]“We never strayed from our franchise that we created. It was taken and, being the creatives that we are, we were like, ‘Okay, bet. Fk you. Now look at what I am creating. “… We should probably sue for hundreds of millions of dollars because they probably owe us a lot of money, and maybe one day we will. But we haven’t strayed from our franchise. They were f-king f-ked up. “
The original Horror movie was co-written by Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans and four others, and Keenen Ivory Wayans served as its director. Marlon and Shawn also played the roles of Shorty and Ray respectively. The film hit theaters in July 2000 and made $ 278 million at the box office (h / t E!).