Scream 5 has wrapped shooting!
Kevin Williamson, one of the franchise’s writers and one of the new film’s executive producers, took to social media to announce the completion of the slasher franchise’s relaunch, unveiling a couple of set pics and revealing the film’s title. Get ready for… Scream. What else? The recent Halloween reboot did the same thing, foregoing any number, numerals or sub-titles to capitalise on pure brand recognition.
“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,” Williamson posted. “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.”
Among the set photos Williamson shared was one with returning stars Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox, reprising their roles as Sidney Prescott and Gale Weathers, respectively.
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. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/RCuhVUclG4
— Kevin Williamson (@kevwilliamson) November 18, 2020
The film is being directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who previously helmed horror films Ready or Not and Devil’s Due. The cast will also include David Arquette and Marley Shelton, reprising their original roles, as well as Jack Quaid, Dylan Minnette, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Mason Gooding, Kyle Gallner, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mikey Madison, and Sonia Ben Ammar.
Scream is currently set for Australian release on January 13th and US release on January 14th, 2022. Yeah, unfortunately there’s still a bit of a wait.