For horror fans who believed they had lost the last one Scream sequel, you didn’t, because it is currently under development.
The franchise had some false starts in terms of parts 5 and 6 and later Scream 4 has received lukewarm reviews, the idea has vanished. But Ghostface is returning, and will be joined by some familiar enemies, including Courteney Cox’s Gale.
“Scream 5” was confirmed in 2019
To shout creators Kevin Williamson and the late Wes Craven no longer seemed to confirm other lives for the film franchise afterward Scream 4, which was released in 2011.
Since then, MTV has launched its branch with a To shout TV series, a Ghostface brand series with no direct ties to the movies.
But a reboot of the film seemed destined to happen and, in November 2019, a sequel was reportedly in the works. Bloody Disgusting broke the news that Spyglass Media Group bought the franchise rights and got the green light Scream 5. At the time, it was not known whether Williamson or any of the original cast members would return.
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Courteney Cox signs for “Scream 5”
Almost a decade after the last one To shout film, Woodsboro’s most famous killer is resurrected and some of the city’s residents are still around.
Gale Weathers (Riley) will return to the scene courtesy of Courteney Cox, who gave birth to the hungry journalist in all four films. Being one of the few characters to survive all the murders, his appearance makes perfect sense.
Deadline reported that Cox joins ex-husband David Arquette in the cast as he also reprises his role as Dewey Riley. Arquette signed in May.
Can you believe almost 25 years have passed since Gale and Dewey joined? Their characters met in the first film and turned into an unlikely heroic team, pairing the deputy with Gale Weathers transformed into Cox’s Riley.
The Arquette casting announcement acknowledged Craven’s impact on the horror genre and for To shout. “I am excited to play Dewey again and to reunite with my old and new Scream family,” he said in a statement. “Scream has been such an important part of my life and, for both fans and me, I can’t wait to honor Wes Craven’s legacy.”
What else is known about “Scream 5”?
For Deadline, Williamson and his Radio Silence team are the executive producers of the new film, but it’s unclear if he’s writing the script. Production will begin this year in Wilmington, North Carolina, changing things from previous filming locations in California.
Early reports say the film will pay for fan service and honor Craven, and if all goes according to plan, the other members of the original cast will return. The wish list includes Neve Campbell as Sydney Prescott.
During an interview in May with The Hollywood Reporter, Campbell said she had been in early negotiations on joining the project, but is optimistic about working with a team that wants to respect Craven’s legacy.
Sydney Prescott may very well introduce himself. As COVID-19 continues to influence production plans, fans will need to stay tuned for more information Scream 5 news.