Scream 5 Wraps Production, Very Familiar Title Confirmed
The fifth movie in the slasher series hits theaters in January 2022.
Director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson's Scream was one of the biggest horror movies of the 1990s, and it spawned 3 sequels. After a decade away, the series is set to return in 2022. Production on the fifth movie has now wrapped and the title has been confirmed.
While the first three sequels were given simple numerical titles, this latest movie will once again be named Scream. While this does seem a bit confusing, given the movie is a sequel with many of the original cast returning, it follows the pattern set by 2018's hugely popular sequel/reboot Halloween, as well as the upcoming Candyman.
The news was confirmed on twitter by Williamson, where he paid tribute to Craven, who died in 2015. He also praised new directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, as well as returning cast members Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, and Marley Shelton. Check his tweets out in the thread below:
That’s a wrap on Scream, which I’m excited to announce is the official title of the next film! Nearly 25 years ago, when I wrote Scream and Wes Craven brought it to life, I could not have imagined the lasting impact it would have on you, the fans. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/RCuhVUclG4— Kevin Williamson (@kevwilliamson) November 18, 2020
Scream hits theaters on January 14, 2022. The new cast includes Jack Quaid (The Boys), Melissa Barrera (Vida, the upcoming In the Heights) and Jenna Ortega (Insidious: Chapter 2, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous).
As well as Scream 5, there are also new entries in the Halloween and Texas Chainsaw Massacre series on the way. Halloween Kills was originally set to arrive in October this year but has been put back until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The eighth Texas Chainsaw movie will also arrive next year, and the first poster was recently released.
For more, check out GameSpot's guide to the biggest upcoming horror movies of 2020 and beyond.
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