In theaters since Wednesday, “Scream”, a new installment of the horrific franchise carried by Neve Campbell, brings back the iconic trio of the saga and introduces a new generation of characters. Will this “renewal” be followed by other films?
Twenty-five years after the theatrical release of the first film directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson, Scream is back in theaters for a fifth installment presented as a “revival” of the cult franchise, between the sequel and the reboot.
Still worn by Neve Campbell, David Arquette, and Courteney Cox, who rediscover their iconic characters of Sidney, Dewey, and Gale, this Scream version 2022 directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Wedding Nightmare) also introduces a new band of teenagers.
A group led by the sisters Sam (Melissa Barrera) and Tara Carpenter (Jenna Ortega), which becomes the target of a new killer who has also decided to don the mask of Ghostface. Eleven years after the events that once again rocked Woodsboro in Scream 4.
But this time around, things are different because, as the film’s trailer reveals, Ghostface is determined to bring back dark secrets from the past. And, more than ever, no one is immune.
Now overseen by a new creative team, after the death of Wes Craven in 2015 and the handover of Kevin Williamson (who however continues to wear the producer cap), this fifth Scream, in theaters this week, will he have right to one or more suites in case of success? This is obviously the question that all die-hard fans of the saga are already asking.
And if the term “renewal” or “revival” (“relaunch” in English), used by Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox during the promotion, was already a good indicator of the willingness of the producers and Paramount to continue the franchise and take it in a new direction, the interpreter of Sidney confirmed to half-word that consequences were indeed envisaged during an interview granted to the site ExtraTV.
“I think there will be other movies, that’s for sure. But we can’t say if we would be ready to re-stack for sequels because that would give a clue as to whether or not our characters will survive in this. movie”.
But with or without Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, it’s a safe bet that Scream will spawn more films in the years to come if it does well at the box office. It remains to be seen if this will take the form, or not, of direct suites again featuring the survivors of this new opus.