The hit horror-thriller Scream is coming with another chapter. Learn who will be in Scream 5 and what the story will be about here.
Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven's Scream franchise is all set to return to screens with new directors. The real question is, will the story be another chapter or an entirely fresh start?
What we know as for now, is that David Arquette, more commonly known as Dewey Riley, is returning to the horror franchise, while Sidney Prescott is 'looking forward to it.'
The Hollywood Reporter explains the excitement of David Arquette returning to the sets of the hit horror franchise Scream 5 as the Woodsboro Sheriff, Dewey Riley that endures quite a few stabbings. Arquette says that he is thrilled to be reprising his role as Dewey Riley and that he is happy to reunite with his Scream family.
Courteney Cox’s return to the franchise is not yet confirmed; however, things are looking hopeful for Sidney Prescott’s return.
Neve Campbell, a.k.a. Sidney Prescott told Rotten Tomatoes that she is in discussions for the new chapter of the franchise.
Twitter fans want Campbell in the movie at any cost. Look at this tweet from a Scream fan.
if the baddest bitch on earth neve campbell isn’t in scream 5 you can keep it... pic.twitter.com/WxSr2wincf— BOYSDOCRY • Trey Vincent (@thetreyvincent) May 18, 2020
Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin are directing the movie, and it seems like Neve Campbell has faith in these filmmakers. The directors reportedly wrote Campbell a letter regarding the inspiration that Wes Craven is and how they want to honor him with the new Scream movie.
When the original Scream movie came out on Christmas of 1996, things were quite different. The movie had been anticipated as a flop because of its weird release date. Who would want to watch a scary movie on Christmas, right? However, when Dimension Films asked angsty teens the question, "Do you like scary movies?" the crowd surprisingly declared, "Yes!" The rest, as they say, is history.
Since the release of Scream 4 in 2011, there had been rumors of the franchise's return, and now it has come to fruition.
Scream 5 was originally set to begin filming in May 2020 for a 2021 release date. This was due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we can feel some comfort in knowing that filming will begin as soon as it becomes possible. Collider reported that “Principal photography on Scream 5 is set to begin this year in Wilmington, North Carolina once the COVID-19 safety measures lift.”
Craven, the director of the four Scream movies, as well as the creator of The People Under The Stairs and A Nightmare on Elm Street, left the world in a sad demise in 2015. His masterpiece, Scream, had been passed on to the duo Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin. The duo had directed Ready or Not that had come out in 2019. The movie was brutal, innovative, and razor-sharp, giving the directing duo the rightful inheritance to the Scream franchise.
In a statement, the co-directors said that they couldn’t express how much the Scream movies and Wes Craven’s works inspire and influence them as fans. They said that the movies had inspired them for decades and that they feel honored to be a part of the franchise.
We are not sure whether the new Scream movie will showcase a fresh start or show a continuation of the Scream chapters. However, with Arquette in the house and Campbell in discussions, we think that the movie will showcase the gang getting together, with a few newbies that Ghostface torments. It seems like fans are also anticipating the same.
The only Scream 5 cast I’ll accept. pic.twitter.com/plRV2xGbjh— Curtis Kimberlin Jr (@ckimberlinjr) May 18, 2020
Kevin Williamson, the screenwriter of Scream and Wes Craven, had hinted for a new trilogy with the survivors of Scream 4, while promoting the movie in 2011, revealing that Scream 5 and 6 were already waiting in the wings. However, there was no revealing of any plot details whatsoever. Let's see what the new chapter entails in the horror thriller Scream 5.