The upcoming fifth film in popular horror franchise Scream has concluded filming according to Kevin Williamson, who wrote three of the original four films and has served as executive producer on the fifth. Williamson’s Tweet, which congratulated the cast and crew on their work, also revealed the long-awaited official title of the fifth film.
Fans were expecting Scream 5, or perhaps a title acknowledging the franchise’s rebirth such as New Scream or Scream Reborn. Instead, according to Williamson, the official title of the film is simply Scream.
This will definitely lead to some confusion when referring to the film, as Scream is also the title of the original 1996 film which marked the beginning of the series.
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
Several cast members from previous Scream films will be reprising their roles, including Neve Campbell as heroine Sidney Prescott, Courteney Cox as journalist Gale Weathers, David Arquette as Sheriff Dewey Riley, Marley Shelton as Deputy Sheriff Judy Hicks, and Roger L. Jackson as the voice of the masked killer Ghostface. They will be joined by new cast members including Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, and Jack Quaid, the majority in currently unrevealed roles.
Williamson’s statement, which was so long it had to be split into multiple Tweets, discussed his love of the series as well as paying tribute to the late Wes Craven, who first created the series. He expressed a positive opinion regarding the upcoming film, saying to fans: “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. I’m excited for you to return to Woodsboro and get really scared again.”
Little is known about the plot of the new Scream, except that it will once again feature the Ghostface Killer terrorizing the town of Woodsboro. It is currently scheduled to release sometime in 2022.