Radio Silence’s Scream 5 – now officially called Scream – has wrapped filming. And today, franchise star Courteney Cox says original Scream director Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street) would be proud of the new film.
She writes: “Scream just wrapped. This all started 25 years ago directed by the beloved Wes Craven. Walking back on the set 25 years later, I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I found was an incredible new cast and two uber-talented directors. I’m sure Wes will be so proud. Thank you @kevwilliamson for creating this legacy.”
You can check out her post HERE.
This comes on the heels of directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett confirming the new movie is a direct sequel to Craven’s classic, not a reboot.
Gillett says: “There’s just so much weight in what those four movies are… The fact that there are so many characters that so many people want to know more about, want to have more story told with these characters. There’s just a level of love and respect for the world that Wes [Craven] and Kevin [Williamson] created.“
He continues: “So for us it felt like the only way to do this right was to create connectivity. And a lot of it is also just what the Scream movies are, right? They’re about lineage. They’re about the evolution of pop culture and the evolution of the genre. And you can’t have something new without also giving a nod to what came before it. And paying respect, and giving a bow to what followed.”
He adds: “And so for us, it felt like that was the only right way to do it. To have a connection to the past, and to find a way to create new and interesting characters that would bring a new audience and an old audience together. And hopefully, move the whole thing forward in a contemporary and terrifying and fun way.”
Neve Campbell returns as Sydney in Scream with franchise favorites such as Courteney Cox, David Arquette, and Marley Shelton, along with series newcomers such as Jack Quaid, Melissa Barrera, Dylan Minnette, Kyle Gallner, Mason Gooding, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sonia Ammar, Mikey Madison, and Jenna Ortega.
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Ready or Not) direct from a script by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) and Guy Busick (Castle Rock). Kevin Williamson and Chad Villella exec produce while Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein, and William Sherak produce.
Scream hits January 14, 2022.
Are you up for the new Wes Craven-less Scream flick?