Not much is known about the plot specifics of the new “Scream,” but from what has been teased about the movie so far, it sounds poised to take the franchise in exciting new directions.
During a May 2021 interview on “The Drew Barrymore Show,” franchise co-star Courteney Cox spoke excitedly about the upcoming film. “This is the fifth one — it’s not ‘Scream 5,’ though. This is ‘Scream.’ These director’s … these guys are just incredible, they’re making an absolutely — it’s a new franchise,” she revealed, continuing on to add, “It’s hip, it’s scary, it’s just a new ‘Scream.’ It’s not a reboot, it’s not a remake, it’s just a brand new launch. I think it’s going to be fantastic.”
Don’t worry too much about them messing with the heart of the films, though. According to Neve Campbell, their intention from the beginning has been to respect Craven’s vision. Before she signed on for “Scream (2022),” Campbell spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the directors, saying, “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 much they want to honor and respect Wes’ vision.”
We’ll get to see how it all plays out when “Scream” hits theaters on January 14, 2022.