The official trailer of Scream for the most expected fifth part of the classic slasher franchise has been released by Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group. Neve Campbell‘s Sidney Prescott, David Arquette‘s Dewey Riley, and Courteney Cox’s Gale Weathers all return this time. The film is set to hit cinemas on January 14, 2022.
Opening with a familiar phone call, The Scream 5 teaser finishes with the horrible death of a young girl, after giving us our first glance at the youthful new characters who are now threatened by Ghostface’s reappearance.
Ready or Not filmmakers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett co-directed Scream 5 from a screenplay co-written by Guy Busick (Ready or Not) and James Vanderbilt (Zodiac). Returning cast members include David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Neve Campbell, and Marley Shelton.
“Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past,” the summary states.
Franchise newcomers including several potential casts as Jack Quaid (The Boys), Mason Gooding (Booksmart), Melissa Barrera (Vida), Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers), Jenna Ortega (The Babysitter: Killer Queen), Dylan Minnette (13 Reasons Why), Kyle Gallner (Ghosts of War), and Mikey Madison (Better Things) will join altogether.
James Vanderbilt from Project X Entertainment, as well as Paul Neinstein and William Sherak from Spyglass, are producers of Scream the fifth installment. Also, Kevin Williamson, the original screenwriter, is executive producing with the third member Chad Villella of Radio Silence.
Debuted in 1996, the first film was a surprising hit at the time, greatly contributing to reviving the horror genre, and recorded as the all-time-highest-grossing slasher film until it was surpassed by Halloween reboot last year. The popularity of the original film created a franchise with three following sequels, the first of which stayed successful the same as the first, whereas the latter two only received middling box office returns and many conflicting reviews.