It was recently reported that Spyglass Media was moving forward with a new Scream movie with Ready or Not directors Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillet. There had been some reports that labeled this new film as a reboot of the horror franchise, but that doesn’t seem to be the case at all.
Scream franchise star Neve Campbell has revealed to Jake Hamilton during an interview that the new directors have approached her to return for the fifth installment. Also, mentioning that she is hopeful for a return based on them attempting to honor Wes Craven’s legacy.
CAMPBELL: “They’ve come to me and we’re having conversations. It’s a little hard at the moment because of COVID, to know when that will happen. Hopefully, we can see eye-to-eye on all the elements to be in place for it to happen.”
“I had been originally really been apprehensive about doing another Scream without Wes because he’s such a genius and he’s the reason they are like they are. But the directors who have come to me with such a great appreciation to Wes’ work and really want to honor it and that meant a lot to me.”
“Yeah, hopefully, we’ll be able to do it.”
Neve hasn’t played the role of Sidney since Scream 4, which was released back in 2011.
SCREAM 4 – It has been many years since the Ghostface Killer cut a deadly path through the town of Woodsboro. In order to get over the trauma of those horrific events, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) has written a self-help book. She returns to Woodsboro for her book tour, and reconnects with old friends Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) and Sheriff Dewey (David Arquette). However, Sidney’s arrival also sparks the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney and everyone she loves in danger.
When Scream 5 could begin shooting remains to be seen as Neve points out that COVID-19 is causing issues with scheduling.