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 Spyglass intending to bring back more legacy castmembers.
And today, producer-screenwriter James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) says the new film will be a love letter to fans and Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson movies.
He said: “Just the fact that we get to sit in a room with Kevin Williamson and talk about a new Scream movie is a dream come true for me. For years I’ve wanted to see a new Scream movie, and now we get to help make one. We want this to be a love letter to the movies Wes and Kevin created together and to the fans.”
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.
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.