The upcoming fifth Scream movie wrapped filming in Wilmington, North Carolina this week, and Kevin Williamson revealed today that the official title of the film is in fact simply Scream (again).
The highly anticipated film officially wrapped principal photography yesterday and Williamson, franchise writer/creator and executive producer of this new reboot, announced today on social media that the official title is Scream. The franchise is apparently taking a similar approach as Halloween 2018 in having the same name as the original film it’s a sequel to.
In his post, Williamson said, “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 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. See you in theatres January 2022. #ScreamMovie”.
His post accompanied by some fun behind the scenes photos and a new title treatment, which you can view below. Is that Stu’s house in the background?
The cast includes Neve Campbell reprising her role as Sidney Prescott, joining previously announced legacy cast members David Arquette and Courteney Cox who will return as Dewey Riley and Gale Weathers, respectively, as well as new cast members Melissa Barrera (In The Heights), Jenna Ortega (You), Jack Quaid (The Boys), Dylan Minnette (13 Reasons Why, Goosebumps, Don’t Breathe), Mason Gooding (Booksmart), and Sonia Ammar co-star in the highly anticipated sequel, along with Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010), Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers), and Mikey Madison (Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood). Marley Shelton (Sin City, Planet Terror) is also back, reprising her role as Woodsboro Deputy Judy Hicks from 2011’s Scream 4.
The new Scream is directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of the filmmaking group Radio Silence (Ready or Not, V/H/S) from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt (Murder Mystery, Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man) and Guy Busick (Ready or Not, Castle Rock). Creator Kevin Williamson and the third member of the Radio Silence trio, Chad Villella, are executive producing with Project X Entertainment’s Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein, and William Sherak serving as producers.
The production began filming on Sept. 22 in Wilmington, North Carolina and officially wrapped yesterday, Nov. 17.
Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group will release Scream in theaters on January 14, 2022.
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