The last time there was a “Scream” movie, number 4, was in 2011. Stars Courteney Cox and David Arquette were a married couple. The Weinstein Company was still in business, and Bob Weinstein was running the Dimension division.
Fast forward nine years. Cox and Arquette are divorced. Neve Campbell has made 5 or 6 movies no one’s ever heard of except a really bad action film with Dwayne Johnson called “Skyscraper.” Wes Craven, who directed all four “Scream” movies, is dead. The Weinstein Company and Dimension? Well, that’s a long story. They’re no longer in business.
But there will be a “Scream 5,” apparently, Spyglass Entertainment will make it. Arquette was announced today. Campbell’s announcement may come tomorrow. Courteney Cox? She’s not saying no. By Friday, the original “Scream” trio will be reunited.
Here’s something: look for Coco Cox-Arquette, who turns 16 in June, to be part of the young cast. There’s no way she won’t be part of “Scream: The Next Generation.” It’s a family business.
Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett will write and direct. They made last year’s hip horror film, “Ready or Not.” Kevin Williamson, who wrote the “Scream” movies, will be a consulting producer of some kind. And look, if it’s good, it will be great fun. If it’s not good, we’ll live. Either way, it’s worth a try.
And who will play Ghostface? If they don’t shoot until after January 20, 2021, Donald Trump will be available, unless the producers think it’s typecasting.