Scream 5, an alumni-rife reunion of a movie, is now set to revive the long-lasting horror franchise with the reveal of its official launch date.
Paramount Photos, which is distributing the Spyglass Media Group-co-produced movie, has revealed that the Scream relaunch effort is scheduled to hit theaters on January 14, 2022. Whereas that date is clearly far off on the horizon, it leaves the movie in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day vacation weekend amongst debuting friends reminiscent of Warner’s Anne Hathaway-headlined Sesame Avenue movie and Fox/Disney animated characteristic Nimona; a lineup that can seemingly evolve over the subsequent yr, particularly after the hopeful occasion of a COVID vaccine.
The fifth Scream movie will, after all, proceed the horror franchise kicked off by 1996’s unique Scream, a wise, meta-minded game-changer for the then-languishing slasher style from grasp horror director Wes Craven, written by Kevin Williamson. Certainly, Craven—who handed away in 2015—was on the helm for its three sequels, 1997’s Scream 2, 2000’s Scream 3 and 2011’s Scream 4, the final of which might function his cinematic swan track. Now, however MTV’s non-movie-canonical 2015-2019 Scream television series, the franchise, and its variations of signature stab-happy stalker Ghostface, is within the arms of directorial duo Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett, members of the inventive collective referred to as Radio Silence, who lately conjured acerbically ultraviolent 2019 horror hit Ready or Not. They’ll work off a script by James Vanderbilt (The Wonderful Spider-Man) and Man Busick (Prepared or Not).
Whereas the title-withheld Scream 5 is being described by an array of nouns figuring out it as both a sequel, reboot or revival, the information aren’t exactly identified about the way it will manifest. Nevertheless, current casting information of franchise-familiar faces appear to telegraph a sequel or, within the very least, a follow-up that takes an à la carte method to the prevailing cinematic canon akin to the 2018 Halloween reboot (and its upcoming sequels), which basically designated each entry besides the 1978 unique movie as ignored apocrypha. But, the confirmed presence of signature names is tough to disregard, particularly with the movie’s preliminary reveal this previous Might having instantly pointed to the casting of David Arquette to reprise his film-franchise-spanning position as Sheriff Dewey Riley. Certainly, this previous July noticed the confirmed return of (Arquette’s real-life ex-wife,) Courtney Cox as Gale Weathers, and rumors—whereas nonetheless unconfirmed—nonetheless appear to persist that Neve Campbell will reprise her position as embattled protagonist Sidney Prescott.