It’s Official: ‘Scream 5’ Is A Go And Here’s Why It Might Be The Best One Yet
The last several years have seen the revitalization of several horror franchises, including Halloween, Child’s Play and the forthcoming Candyman.
Obviously, Coronavirus has shutdown the global economy and along with it – pretty much all film production. So although we can officially confirm that Scream 5 is definitely happening, we don’t have a whole lot of details just yet. But here’s everything we know so far:
People are beyond ready to get back to Scream and find out where everyone’s at.
It’s been almost a decade since the last Scream film, so moviegoers are eager to catch up with Sidney Prescott and her friends in another murderous romp through Woodsboro.
Scream 5 could be an entirely new idea or could pick right up where Scream 4 left off…we’re still not sure.
It’s still unclear whether or not this new film is a brand new Scream, or Scream 5. With Campbell in conversations, and Arquette on board, we’re thinking this could be more of a Scream 4 situation, with the old gang getting back together, joined by a new crop of youngsters for Ghostface to torment for our viewing pleasure.
But exactly what Scream 5 might contain is a total mystery, as the movie’s cast and crew are still being assembled
However, the film is likely to star several of the OG actors that made the film franchise so popular.
The Hollywood Reporter has just reported that David Arquette is returning to the series as Dewey Riley, the Woodboro Sheriff who has taken a beating – and more than a few stabbings – throughout the franchise. “I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my Scream family, old and new,” Areuqtte told THR. “Scream has been such a big part of my life, and for both the fans and myself, I look forward to honoring Wes Craven’s legacy.”
No word yet on whether Courteney Cox will reprise her role as Gale Weathers, but things are looking promising for the return of Sidney Prescott.
In a Five Favorite Films interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Neve Campbell revealed she is in discussions about the new film.
“We’re having conversations – I have been approached about it,” she told Rotten Tomatoes. “The timing’s a bit challenging because of COVID. You know, we only started the conversation maybe a month and a half ago, so it’s going to take some time to figure out how it’s all going to work out…. We’re negotiating, so we’ll see
The future of Scream was totally up in the air after the passing of it’s famed creator, Wes Craven.
Fans have been hoping that Scream would return to theaters with a fifth movie, although Wes Craven’s death in 2015 seemed to dash any dreams of that becoming a reality. But Scream 5 is making some major steps forward, breaking the internet in the process. Kevin Williamson wrote the original Scream and most of their sequels, so he knows the films well.
The whole team wants to make Wes proud, with Kevin Williamson saying: “I’m excited to reteam with David and work with Jamie, Guy and Radio Silence on the next Scream. Their take on the movie is both original, inventive and honors Wes’ legacy in a wonderful way. Ready or Not was my favorite horror film of last year and I can’t wait to see what their amazing talents bring to the Scream universe. I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”
All I know is that I’m super excited to get back into Scream – and this might be the movie that gets me back into a movie theatre.
I’m super eager to see where the trio of protagonists landed after surviving the events of Scream 4. Did Sidney go back into hiding, or has she continued to reclaim her power? Additionally, I’m not convinced that Hayden Panettiere’s Kirby died in the fourth movie.