More than ten years have passed since then scream 4 came out in theaters, but the fifth part is finally here. The new film, which is simply titled Scream, was released last night to largely positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. The new horror film is currently on Rotten Tomatoes with a 76% critic rating and 89% audience rating. The new film is the first in the franchise not to be helmed by the late, great Wes Craven. Ready or Not directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett entered with original Scream Screenwriter Kevin Williamson is producing. In a recent interview with Damn disgusting, Williamson revealed the original plans for the fifth and even sixth Scream movies. at one point, scream 4‘s Jill (Emma Roberts) should return.
“Jill went to college, and then murders started on campus. And it was a killer who knew she was the killer from the last movie. So the killer kept trying to expose her so she had to kill to cover it up. So it was killer meets killer and Sidney [Neve Campbell] was a professor at that school,” Williamson shared.scream 6 would answer whatever happened between Dewey [David Arquette] and Gale [Courteney Cox] … Sidney was there, but it was more focused on Gale’s storyline.
During a recent virtual reunion event, Williamson spoke about making Craven proud with the new film.
“I was really concerned about doing one of those movies without Wes,” the writer noted. “The directors actually sent me a letter when the offer went out and said they were directors because of Wes. In fact, they’re so honored to even be asked to do this film and they’re such huge fans of him and the films themselves and the cast and they really wanted to honor his voice, which I really, really think they do they did it.
Alongside Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette Scream will see the return of scream 4‘s Marley Shelton as Deputy Judy Hicks. Jack Quaid heads an expanded list of newcomers who will appear in the film alongside Melissa Barrera, Dylan Minnette, Jenna Ortega, Mason Gooding, Kyle Gallner, Jasmine Savoy Brown and Mikey Madison.
What do you think of the original idea for the new one? Scream? Do you wish Emma Roberts had returned, or do you prefer the new story? Tell us in the comments!
The new Scream is in cinemas now.