Scream 5 has wrapped filming after a swift three-month production, and it has a brand new title. Original writer and producer of the new movie, Kevin Williamson, took to social media to confirm that production has been completed, and the sequel will be simply titled Scream.
“That’s a wrap on Scream, which I’m excited to announce is the official title of the next film! Nearly 25 years ago, when I wrote Scream and Wes Craven brought it to life, I could not have imagined the lasting impact it would have on you, the fans.
I’m excited for you to return to Woodsboro and get really scared again. I believe Wes would’ve been so proud of the film that Matt and Tyler are making. I’m thrilled to be reunited with Neve, Courteney, David and Marley, and to be working alongside a new filmmaking team and an incredible cast of newcomers that have come together to continue Wes’s legacy with the upcoming relaunch of the franchise that I hold so dear to my heart.”
Plot details are under wraps, but we know it centres around Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) returning to Woodsboro one more time, and someone new dons the Ghostface mask to terrorise the residents once again. So, it's a vintage Scream movie in every sense. Neve Campbell isn't the only original Scream cast member to star in the new movie, David Arquette and Courteney Cox are back as the lovable former Sherif Dewey Riley, and tough journalist Gale Weathers respectively. New cast members include Jack Quaid, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Dylan Minnette, Mason Gooding, Kyle Gallner, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mikey Madison, and the legendary voice of Roger L. Jackson as Ghostface.
While this will be the first Scream movie not directed by the late great Wes Craven, the Radio Silence duo (aka Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett) are an exciting choice to take the franchise forward. Their horror hit Ready or Not was one of the most original horrors of last year. Either way, it can't possibly be worse than the Scream TV series.
Scream is set for release on January 22, 2022