Set to reach theatres on January 14, 2022, the new Scream is coming to us from Ready or Not (watch it HERE) directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. The screenplay was written by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. Vanderbilt also produced the film for Project X Entertainment, alongside Paul Neinstein and William Sherak. Chad Villella, Gary Barber, Peter Oillataguerre, Ron Lynch, Cathy Konrad, Marianne Maddalena, and Kevin Williamson, writer of the original Scream, serve as executive producers.
Although the new film is simply titled Scream, it is a follow-up to the other four Screams, with franchise stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette back in the roles of Sidney Prescott, Gale Weathers, and Dewey Riley. Scream 4‘s Marley Shelton is also reprising her role of Judy Hicks.
The returning stars are joined in the cast by Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Mason Gooding, Dylan Minnette, Jack Quaid, Mikey Madison, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Kyle Gallner, and Sonia Ammar. Barrera’s character is named Samantha Carpenter. The actress has said,
[Directors] Matt [Bettinelli-Olpin] and Tyler [Gillett] bring their freshness to it, but we’re honoring Wes [Craven]. I think it’ll make the fans happy, but also bring in a new audience to the movies, which I’m excited about.”
Judging by the trailer, the directors have done a great job of honoring Craven and continuing the franchise, because this looks like it will fit right in with the four Scream movies Craven made. I look forward to seeing Sidney, Gale, and Dewey run into Ghostface one more time.
While the previous films were released by Dimension, this Scream is set up at Paramount and Spyglass.