Neve Campbell returns to the blockbuster Scream franchise as his character Sidney Prescott.
She follows in the footsteps of her other cast members David Arquette and Courteney Cox, who reprise their roles as Dewey Riley and Gale Weathers respectively, in a new reboot, tentatively titled Scream 5.
“Hello again, Sidney… #ImBack,” Neve, 46, wrote alongside a teaser for the film, as she confirmed the news herself Thursday.
Watch your back! Neve Campbell returns to blockbuster Scream franchise as his character Sidney Prescott, it was announced Thursday
Radio Silence, a team of filmmakers behind the horror hit Ready or Not, released a statement saying, “We’re pinching ourselves! It’s hard to express how much the character of Sidney Prescott shaped our love of films and having the chance to work with Neve truly is a dream come true.
“It just wouldn’t be a ‘Scream’ movie without Neve and we’re so excited and honored to join her in Woodsboro. “
Meanwhile, Neve herself also made a statement, saying, “After spending time talking with Radio Silence, they showed so much love, respect and admiration for Wes Craven and all that. he created in the ‘Scream’ franchise. “
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She added, “I am more than excited to reprise the role of Sidney Prescott and return to Woodsboro. “
Scream’s Paramount-Spyglass relaunch will be led by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett.
Currently, the Scream franchise has earned over $ 600 million at the global box office, making it a blockbuster series.
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The latest Scream 4 movie grossed just under $ 100 million at the global box office on a budget of $ 40 million. However, its $ 38 million domestic transport was considered lakclustre, hence the franchise taking a hiatus.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Dennis Quaid’s son, Jack Quaid, 28, will be joining the cast and Selena Gomez is also believed to have been involved.
Meanwhile, the release date for the new film has been pushed back from next year to January 2022.
Scream Queens: Neve and Courtney pictured in Scream 2