Fans are looking forward to the next upcoming film in Scream Franchise that recently received its first official trailer. With so much hype about the upcoming horror movie, however, many fans are asking themselves one big question. Why is this not new Scream Film titled Scream 5? After all, the trailer indicates that the film maintains the continuity of the previous four entries. Well, it turns out there is a reason for that. And it was explained by none other than the original Scream Screenwriter Kevin Williamson.
As fans know, in addition to writing the original film, Kevin Williamson wrote the sequels as well Scream 2 and Scream 4. He is also executive producer on the latest installment. As such, he is a trusted authority on the matter, and his answer makes a lot of sense.
Here’s what Kevin Williamson said when he spoke to US Weekly about why the new one Scream Film doesn’t mean Scream 5:
“Well, it was always Scream 5 because it’s the fifth,” explained Williamson. “So I think we just threw that name away, but I don’t think they would ever seriously refer to it as Scream 5. I don’t think anyone would want to check number five for anything. You’d have to ask them – Paramount or whoever, but I think I’ll take the 5 off and call it Scream[works] because it’s brand new. There’s the legacy cast and how they permeate this new world, and there’s this whole new generation and new cast of characters that are extremely fun. I think it was a great cast. It’s a great group of kids and young talent and they are very, very good. They disappear from the screen and now our Sidney and our adult characters are the adults. It works really very well. “
It appears that while this is the fifth film in the original Scream Continuity, they decided it was better to start over with the title. Eventually, this new movie builds a new set of characters and storylines instead of just focusing on what came before. That should definitely make things interesting and it seems like the same trail as the 2018 one Halloween Film and coming Texas Chainsaws Massacre Take film too. Maybe we can expect some kind of satire on the subject in the upcoming film.
Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett Scream, took over for the late Wes Craven, who directed the original four films. James Vanderbilt wrote the script with Guy Busick. original Scream Screenwriter Kevin Williamson is executive producer alongside Chad Villella. James Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak of Project X Entertainment are the producers of the film.
The cast for Scream includes recurring cast members David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Marley Shelton, and Roger L. Jackson. New cast members include Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Mason Gooding, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Dylan Minnette, Mikey Madison, Sonia Ben Ammar and Kyle Gallner.
Scream is currently scheduled to hit theaters on January 14, 2022.