The franchise has had a few false starts in terms of parts 5 and 6, and after Scream 4 received lukewarm reviews, the idea somehow failed. But Ghostface returns, and he will be joined by a few familiar enemies, including Courteney Cox’s Gale.
‘Scream 5’ has been confirmed in 2019
Yell creators Kevin Williamson and the late Wes Craven never seemed to confirm more lives for the movie franchise after Scream 4, released in 2011.
MTV has since launched its own branch with a Yell TV Show, a Ghostface branded series not directly related to the movies.
But a reboot of the film seemed destined to happen and, in November 2019, it was reported that a sequel was in the works. Bloody Disgusting announced the news that Spyglass Media Group has purchased the rights to the franchise and Greenlit Scream 5. At the time, it was unclear whether Williamson or any of the original cast members would return.
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Courteney Cox signe pour Scream 5
Almost a decade after the last Yell movie, Woodsboro’s most famous murderer is resurrected, and some townspeople are still around.
Gale Weathers (Riley) is set to return to the scene thanks to Courteney Cox, who brought the starving reporter to life in all four films. As one of the only characters to survive all the murder mobs, her appearance makes perfect sense.
Deadline reported that Cox is joining ex-husband David Arquette in the cast as he also returns to his role as Dewey Riley. Arquette signed in May.
Can you believe it’s been almost 25 years since Gale and Dewey bonded? Their characters met in the first film and morphed into an unlikely heroic team, pairing the distraught deputy with Cox’s Gale Weathers turned Riley.
Arquette’s casting announcement acknowledged Craven’s impact in the horror genre and for Yell. “I am delighted to play Dewey again and to reunite with my Scream family old and new,” he said in a statement. “Scream has been such a big part of my life, and for the fans and myself, I can’t wait to honor Wes Craven’s legacy. “
What else do we know about “Scream 5”?
Per Deadline, Williamson and his Radio Silence crew are producing the new film, but it’s unclear if he’s writing the screenplay. Production is slated to kick off this year in Wilmington, North Carolina, changing previous filming locations in California.
Initial reports indicated that the film would pay for fan service and honor Craven, and if all goes according to plan, other members of the original cast will return. This wishlist includes Neve Campbell as Sydney Prescott.
During a May interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Campbell said she was early in negotiations to join the project, but optimistic about working with a team that wants to respect Craven’s legacy.
Sydney Prescott could very well present itself. As COVID-19 continues to affect production plans, fans will need to stay tuned for more Scream 5 news.