Scream 5 is officially a go. Spyglass Media Group will team with Paramount Pictures to release the fifth installment in the horror franchise. Ready or Not directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett will make the film, while James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick will write the script. Series creator Kevin Williamson will also be executive producing. The film will go in front of cameras this summer, with Scream 5 being released at some point in 2021. The only announced cast so far is the returning David Arquette as Dewey. More casting announcements will follow soon, including who else may return. Variety had the news.
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"I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my 'Scream' family, old and new," Arquette 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." Returning producer Kevin Williamson had this to say about the franchise returning: "I'm excited to reteam with David and work with Jamie, Guy and Radio Silence on the next 'Scream,'" Williamson said. "Their take on the movie is both original, inventive, and honors Wes' legacy in a wonderful way. 'Ready or Not' was my favorite horror film of last year, and I can't wait to see what their amazing talents bring to the 'Scream' universe. I'm thrilled to be a part of it."
It remains to be seen how many of the cast from the previous four films will return, but you can bet they will be aiming for as many as they can get. They have already had discussions at least with series star Neve Campbell. For a series like Scream that is all about clowning around the genre, it only seems fitting to get as many as they can.