The franchise had a couple false starts in terms of components 5 and 6, and also after Scream 4 received lukewarm reviews, the idea sort of fizzled out. However Ghostface is coming back, and he’ll be joined by some familiar foes, such as Courteney Cox’s Gale.
‘Scream 5’ was confirmed in 2019
But a movie reboot seemed destined to happen, and in November 2019, it had been noted that a sequel would be in the works. Bloody Disgusting broke the news that Spyglass Media Group purchased the rights for its franchise and also greenlit Scream 5. At the moment, it was unknown whether any of the original cast members or Williamson would return.
Courteney Cox signs on for ‘Scream 5’
Nearly a decade after the last Scream film, Woodsboro’s most famous murderer has been resurrected, and a number of the town’s residents are still about.
Gale Weathers (Riley) is expected back on the scene courtesy of Courteney Cox, that attracted the hungry reporter to existence in all four movies. As one of the only characters to survive all of the murder sprees, her look makes sense.
Arquette’s casting statement acknowledged Craven’s impact from the horror genre also for Scream. “I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my family, old and new,” he said in a statement. “Scream has been such a big part of my life, and for the two fans and myself, I look forward to honoring Wes Craven’s heritage”
What else is called’Scream 5′?
Per Deadline, Williamson and his staff at Radio Silence are executive producing the new movie, but it’s not clear if he’s writing the screenplay. Production is set to start in North Carolina this year, Wilmington, shifting things up .
First reports said the film will cover enthusiast service and honor Craven, and if all goes according to plan, other original cast members will return. That wish list includes Neve Campbell as Sydney Prescott.