Neve Campbell has signed on to reprise her iconic role as Sidney Prescott from the preceding four films in the “Scream” franchise, it was announced recently by Spyglass Media Group, LLC (“Spyglass”) and Paramount Pictures.
Campbell joins previously announced legacy cast members David Arquette and Courteney Cox who will return as Dewey Riley and Gale Weathers, as well as new cast members Dylan Minnette (“13 Reasons Why”), Jack Quaid (“The Boys”), Melissa Barrera (“In The Heights”), Jenna Ortega (“You”), Mason Gooding (“Love Victor”), Kyle Gallner (“Nightmare on Elm Street”), Jasmin Savoy Brown (“The Leftovers”), and Mikey Madison (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”).
Production will shoot in Wilmington, North Carolina. Spyglass and Paramount Pictures will release the film worldwide, including the Philippines in January 2022.
Radio Silence said, “We’re pinching ourselves! It’s hard to express how much the character Sidney Prescott shaped our love of movies and to have the chance to work with Neve is truly a dream come true. It just wouldn’t be a ‘Scream’ movie without Neve and we’re so excited and honored to join her in Woodsboro.”
Campbell said, “After spending time speaking with Radio Silence, they have shown such love, respect and admiration for Wes Craven and all that he’s created in the ‘Scream’ franchise. I am beyond excited to step back into the role of Sidney Prescott and return to Woodsboro.”
“Scream” is being directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of the filmmaking group Radio Silence (“Ready or Not,” “V/H/S”) from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt (“Murder Mystery,” “Zodiac,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”) and Guy Busick (“Ready or Not,” “Castle Rock”). Creator Kevin Williamson and the third member of the Radio Silence trio, Chad Villella, are executive producing with Project X Entertainment’s Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak serving as producers.
“Scream” is a long-running genre-busting horror franchise which generated four feature films including “Scream” (1996), “Scream 2” (1997), “Scream 3” (2000) and “Scream 4” (2011). Directed by famed “maestro of horror,” the late Wes Craven, the films went on to gross more than $600 million in worldwide box office receipts. Williamson wrote the original film as well as “Scream 2” and “Scream 4.”
In Philippine cinemas 2022, “Scream” will be distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Connect with #ImBack and tag uipmoviesph.