After the release of the “Scream” trailer yesterday, the directors, David Arquette, Marley Shelton, as well as the young actors of the film, including Jenna Ortega and Dylan Minnette, tell us more about this highly anticipated fifth installment.
A little over ten years after the release of the fourth film in the saga imagined by Kevin Williamson, Ghostface is about to make its comeback in theaters with Scream, a fifth installment which, as its name suggests, is presented as a “rebirth” of the franchise, although the storyline obviously sees the trio of survivors of Sidney (Neve Campbell), Gale (Courteney Cox), and Dewey (David Arquette) returning for new thrills.
While a first bloody trailer was unveiled yesterday by Paramount, DashFUN was able to speak last year, during the filming of Scream, with directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Wedding Nightmare), as well as ” part of the cast, including David Arquette, Melissa Barrera, Dylan Minnette, and Jenna Ortega, to discuss this new chapter which will be released in France on January 12.
A “sequel” between homage to Wes Craven and rebirth of the franchise
Twenty-five years after the events of the first Scream, written by Williamson and directed by Wes Craven, Sidney is once again called to Woodsboro by Dewey when a new masked killer, still hidden behind the Ghostface costume, emerges from the shadow, determined to orchestrate yet another massacre. And to reveal secrets of the past. Because “This time it’s different”, promises in these first images the character of David Arquette.
And if Scream is not called Scream 5, it is obviously above all to address a new generation of potential fans. Without neglecting the lovers of the saga. But for the directors, who take up the torch after the death in 2015 of Wes Craven, no question of proposing a remake or a reboot strictly speaking of the saga.
“We weren’t interested in a remake”, explains Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, one of the two directors who form the Radio Silence collective with Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, and Chad Villella. “Wes and Kevin created such a deep universe. Our goal was to move forward, take up the torch, and tell a new story that connects in the best possible way to what happened before. We want to take the franchise even further and explore new territories “.
“For us, the main objective was to make a film that was both extremely entertaining and terrifying at the same time”, admits Tyler Gillett, the other director of the film. “Scream is more terrifying than Wedding Nightmare, our previous movie, which was more of a fun survival thriller. Here we are in a real horror movie. It’s a Scream movie, without a doubt, that fits into a continuation of everything Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson put together in 1996. We do our best to honor them and to breathe new life into the saga and the universe they created. “.
An essential and important tribute for screenwriters Guy Busick and James Vanderbilt who, according to the Radio Silence team, “have always dreamed of one day writing a new film in the saga” and for whom such a project “had sort of been in their minds for almost 25 years”. But also for the directors, who seem honored to follow in the footsteps of Wes Craven, undisputed master of horror to whom they owe a lot.
“Part of the reason we’re here today is Wes Craven and his work”says Matt Bettinelli-Olpin without hesitation. “The first Scream is one of the reasons that drove us to become directors. It’s an important piece of film history. We owe him a lot, because his tone is truly unique, and we’ve since applied it. to most of the projects we have worked on. By constantly seeking to mix thrills, humor, emotion, and honesty. And to be part of this new adventure today, it is incredible. We still cannot believe it. are making a new Scream! “.
The many nods to the first films in the trailer, and in particular the first sequences with Jenna Ortega, which obviously recalls the cult opening scene with Drew Barrymore, can therefore be explained by this desire to join the within Wes Craven’s legacy and write him a movie statement form. And it is easy to understand then that the “Good evening Sidney, it’s an honor” spoken by Ghostface in the very last seconds of the trailer is a barely disguised message from the directors and …