The 5th installment of “Scream”, showing on January 12, 2022, will simply be called “Scream”, without any attached number or subtitle. The franchise producer explains.
As we have seen, especially during the release of the trailer and posters, Scream 5 will be called simply … Scream!
To explain this choice, author and producer Kevin Williamson gave some details to US Magazine. “Originally, we always called it Scream 5 because it’s the fifth. I think we just ditched that title, but I’m not sure the idea was to call it the final Scream 5. I don’t think any of us wanted to see number 5 in the game. title.
Paramount could probably confirm that but I just think we took the 5 out and it works to just call it Scream because it’s like a brand new movie.
There’s the original cast, and the way it blends into this new universe with this new generation and this new cast is happy. (…) It works really well between them. “
Scream does not however present itself as a remake, a reboot or a film ignoring the various existing sequels. Scream will bring together a few of the original cast members and fill up with new faces, with the idea of bringing together both fans of the original franchise and a renewed audience.
The story takes place 25 years after the peaceful town of Woodsboro was hit by a series of violent murders. A new killer dons the mask of Ghostface and targets a group of teenagers. He is determined to bring back the dark secrets of the past …
“We weren’t interested in a remake“, has explained, in our columns, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, one of the two directors who form the Radio Silence collective with Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, and Chad Villella. “Wes [Craven] and Kevin [Williamson] have created such a deep universe. Our goal was to move forward, take up the torch, and tell a new story that ties in in the best possible way to what happened before. We want to take the franchise even further and explore new territorys “.
“For us, the main goal was to make a film that was both extremely entertaining and terrifying.“, details Tyler Gillett, the other director of the film.”Scream is more terrifying than Wedding Nightmare, our previous film, which was more of a fun survival thriller. Here we are in a real horror movie. It’s a Scream movie, without a doubt, and 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 it. the saga and in the universe they created“.
To discover what the new Scream will look like, go to French theaters on January 12, 2022.