It’s a official Scream 5 has finally finished filming. 24 years after the original was released in 1996 , the fifth film has finished now in post production.
The news was announced by the film’s writer and executive producer Kevin Williamson. He announced the news via his social media networks –
“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 @ScreamMovies” Instagram
As you’ll see from the above message, the film will be called Scream and will be released in January 2022. It seems the film will be a reboot and the title suggests that, like the original ‘Everybody is A suspect’ once again. With franchise regulars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette all returning.
Are we getting a more simplified version of the film? It’s a ‘fresh look’ on the original which apparently gets the thumbs up for the original cast. It’s been a quick turnaround especially with the world still in the heart of an pandemic with no end in sight. The main task is that Scream version 2 is not just a copycat.
The film will also star Jack Quaid, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Dylan Minnette, Mason Gooding, Kyle Gallner, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mikey Madison, and Sonia Ben Ammar. Radio Silence duo Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Ready Or Not) directing.
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. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/RCuhVUclG4
— Kevin Williamson (@kevwilliamson) November 18, 2020