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Kevin Williamson Says “Inventive” SCREAM 5 Honors Wes Craven in a Wonderful Way

Radio Silence’s Scream 5 is all set to begin shooting later this year in Wilmington, North Carolina with David Arquette (and maybe even Neve Campbell) returning.

And today franchise creator and screenwriter Kevin Williamson says the fifth film is original, inventive, and honors Wes Craven’s legacy in a wonderful way.

Specifically, Williamson said: “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’s 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.”

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Radio Silence will direct David Arquette in Scream 5 from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) and Guy Busick (Ready or Not, Castle Rock). Vanderbilt will also produce along with Paul Neinstein and William Sherak. Chad Villella, will executive produce alongside franchise creator Kevin Williamson.

Once again, Scream 5 begins shooting later this year in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Wes Craven re-invented and revitalized the slasher-horror genre with the original horror classic, which manages to be funny, clever, and scary, as a fright-masked knife maniac stalks high-school students in middle-class suburbia. Craven is happy to provide both tension and self-parody as the body count mounts.

The film sports a 79% on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Horror icon Wes Craven’s subversive deconstruction of the genre is sly, witty, and surprisingly effective as a slasher film itself, even if it’s a little too cheeky for some.

Scream is directed by Wes Craven from a screenplay by Kevin Williamson. Cathy Konrad and Cary Woods produced and it starred Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, and Drew Barrymore.

Written by Mike Sprague

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