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TX Kevin Williamson, the scribe who penned Dimension Films’ hit teen horror pic “Scream,” has inked a deal to write two sequels to the film for the Miramax Films genre banner.

As part of the seven-figure deal —which comes as an extension to an overall deal he previously signed with Miramax/Dimension — Williamson will script the two continuing chapters of “Scream” as well as pen a treatment for a 1998 installment of the “Halloween” franchise, commemorating the horror franchise’s 20th anniversary.

“Through this extension we see Kevin working on Dimension Films for several years,” said Miramax/Dimension co-chairman Bob Weinstein. “We also have options on his other scripts for possible sequels and franchises for which he can either direct or write.”

Each of the upcoming “Scream” installments will stand as a separate chapter, with many of the surviving characters returning from the original pic. According to Weinstein, several of the actors who starred in the original have options to reprise their roles in the sequels. Dimension is looking to release “Scream II” in the summer of 1998.

The “Scream II” script acquisition was negotiated for Dimension by Weinstein, Cary Granat, head of production, and Neil Sacker, senior VP of business affairs for Miramax/Dimension.

On its way to ringing up more than $76 million at the box office and becoming one of Miramax’s biggest hits, “Scream” has been hailed as the revival of the horror genre as well as the rediscovery of the teen audience. As part of his original overall deal, the North Carolina native is to write two scripts and direct one. Williamson is currently rewriting and will make his helming debut on the sci-fi thriller “The Faculty” for Dimension.

Additionally, he is exec producing “Dawson’s Creek,” a one-hour drama he created for Columbia TriStar TV and the WB weblet. He also recently adapted the novel “I Know What You Did Last Summer” for Mandalay.

While Williamson admits that “Scream” was his tribute to the “Halloween” series, he will not write the screenplay for the film. “No more horror films after except ‘Scream,’ ” said the scribe.

Williamson has come a long way since the day two years ago when he faced eviction and had to borrow $20 just to print a copy of “Scream” to submit to his agent. Williamson said he only expected $5,000 for the script, which eventually garnered him $500,000 and a landslide of rewriting assignments.

Robert Newman and Richard Feldman of ICM and attorney Patti Felker of Nelson, Guggenheim, Felker and Levine, negotiated the deal on Williamson’s behalf.