The trailer for the fifth installment of the “Scream” franchise has arrived, promising a new, bloody adventure with beloved characters. Neve Campbell’s Sidney Prescott, Courteney Cox’s Gail Weathers, and David Arquette’s deputy Davy Riley are back for the slasher
Plus with a new cast of characters, many of whom might not even make it to the end credits with a new Ghostface assassin.
Trailer starts with mirroring scene Drew Barrymore’s As Variety.com reports, 1996’s iconic debut “Scream,” but this time Ghostface messages newcomer (Jenna Ortega) before disabling the alarm system, breaking into her house, and possibly killing her.
The original characters explain to the painful newbie that Ghostface always targets people not related to the original cast. Sydney (Nave Campbell) prepares for another bloody showdown with the killer, saying: “I’ve been through this a lot.”
In the trailer, Davy tells Sydney over the phone: “It’s happening. Three strikes so far Do you have a gun?”
To which Sydney replies: “I am Sydney Prescott, of course I have a gun.”
New entrants to the film include Jack Quaid, Melissa Barrera, Dylan Minnette, Mason Gooding, Kyle Gallner, Sonia Ammar, Mickey Madison, Jasmine Savoy Brown and Reggie Conquest.
The original “Scream” premiered in 1996 and was directed by the late Wes Craven.
It starred Campbell as Sidney Prescott, a high schooler targeted by a masked killer named Ghostface, obsessed with 1980s horror movies.
Following its success, three more installments of “Scream” were released, each starring Campbell, Cox and Arquette and directed by Craven.
After Craven’s death in 2015, many, including Campbell, doubted that the film would ever return.
“I was really apprehensive about doing another one,” Nev Campbell told Jamie Lee Curtis in Variety’s exclusive “House of Horror” talk.
Neve Campbell said: “People have asked in the past if I’ll do one more without Wes or will I make another one. I always thought it would be very difficult to do it without Wes. He was the master of these movies. He Such a beautiful job on them. We were a family.”
It was a note from directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillette, who directed the 2019 horror-comedy “Ready or Not,” that changed their mind.
Executive producer Kevin Williamson, who wrote the original Scream, also had Craven in mind for the new project.
The screenplay for the new film is written by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick, and is being co-produced by Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group, with Spyglass overseeing production.
‘Scream’ will hit Theater on 14 January 2022.