A fifth installment of the Scream series has been confirmed to be in development, which will bring back David Arquette as Dewey Riley.
For the past few years, the entertainment industry has witnessed the emergence of countless horror franchises. This includes American meta horror media franchise Scream which comprises four slasher films, television series, merchandise, and a video game.
As for the critically acclaimed Scream films, it has garnered a huge fanbase and grossed over $500 million for each movie. As a result, all of Scream’s four installments has cemented its status as a huge box-office success.
Scream 5 confirmed and in the works
After almost a decade of the fourth film’s premiere, it was officially announced that a fifth installment is already underway. Moreover, the forthcoming movie is likely to start filming in May 2020.
The directors of cult horror Ready or Not, Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, will helm the show. Additionally, Chad Villella and original Scream writer Kevin Williamson will executive produce.
The story follows a woman returning to her hometown to try to find out who has been committing a series of vicious crimes. Fans have been suspecting that the woman is Sidney Prescott and the hometown is Woodsboro. However, there have been no official announcements to confirm these speculations yet.
— SCREAM (@TheScreamSeries) May 18, 2020
David Arquette returns as Dewey Riley
The good news doesn’t stop there either as it was confirmed that David Arquette is returning to reprise his role. David plays Dewey Riley in the previous films. He was a sheriff’s deputy and one of Sidney Prescott’s (Neve Campbell) closest friends.
The actor shared his excitement to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with his Scream family. Arquette further said,
“Scream has been such a big part of my life, and for both the fans and myself, I look forward to honoring Wes Craven’s legacy.”
The last part of Arquette’s statement made the show’s devotees brokenhearted. One of the fans commented,
“It’s impossible to fully express how much Wes Craven’s work and the Scream movies in particular mean to us as fans and have influenced us as storytellers.”
This will be the first installment in the franchise not helmed by director Wes Craven, who died in 2015.
Who else will come back
While David Arquette mentioned reuniting with the team for the upcoming film, it’s yet to be announced whether he’ll be joined by fans’ favorite Neve Campbell(Sidney Prescott) and Courteney Cox (Gail Weathers). Nonetheless, according to Campbell, negotiations are already on the way.
“They’ve come to me and we’re having conversations. Hopefully we’ll be able to do it.”
Additionally, Matthew Lillard, who played one of the fillers in the first Scream, has expressed interest in returning. However, the probability of it happening is relatively low.
The only Scream 5 cast I’ll accept. pic.twitter.com/plRV2xGbjh
— Curtis Kimberlin Jr (@ckimberlinjr) May 18, 2020
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