Radio Silence’s Scream 5 begins shooting this summer with David Arquette set to return as Deputy Dewey. And today we hear that Paramount will market and distribute the film worldwide in 2021.
Bring it on!
Scream 5 will be directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Ready or Not) from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) and Guy Busick.
Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein, and William Sherak are producing with Kevin Williamson and Chad Villella serving as executive producers.
Wes Craven re-invented and revitalised the slasher-horror genre with this modern 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 – but the victims aren’t always the ones you’d expect.
The film sports a 79% approval rating over 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.