The first Scream movie premiered in 1996 and shocked theatergoers when A-list actress Drew Barrymore was killed off very early on into the horror story (you don’t see that a lot… or ever). The franchise continued to keep viewers on their toes with sequels rolling out in 1997, 2000 and 2011.
And, in an unexpected turn of events, a new installment is set to release in 2022.
But, what about Neve Campbell? The franchise pretty much revolves around her character, Sidney Prescott. It wasn’t clear what her plans were, but she’s now made her decision:
Hello, Sidney… It’s OFFICIAL: The original "Scream" queen Neve Campbell is back. https://t.co/j5JLt3htva
— Scream (@ScreamMovies) September 10, 2020
Campbell talked about her initial doubts in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year, saying, “I definitely had a period where I was thinking it would just be too odd to do a movie without Wes (Craven), and I wasn’t certain that I would want to do that.”
Craven, nicknamed the Sultan of Slash, directed the first three Scream movies. Sadly, he passed away in 2015 due to a brain tumor.
While Campbell is loyal to her former director, she explained the change of heart, saying, “But, I think enough time has passed. I got this really, really respectful letter from the directors of the new one.”
The directors she’s referring to are Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who co-directed 2019’s Ready or Not.
“They wrote a letter honoring Wes in such a beautiful way, and they expressed that the reason they make horror movies is because of Wes and the Scream films.”
“They also expressed how blown away they are at the idea of actually getting an opportunity to make one of them and how much they want to honor and respect Wes’ vision. … So, we’ll see.”
That’s a good way to put it, “we’ll see”… in 2022 when the movie comes out.
If the Scream series is new to you, or you need a refresher, here’s a look back at how it all got started:
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