Kevin Williamson has confirmed that the title for the upcoming addition to the Scream franchise will be entitled Scream, as production finishes on the fifth movie in the series.
Originally directed by the late Wes Craven, the Scream films have grossed more than $600 million in worldwide box office receipts and generated four feature films including Scream (1996), Scream 2 (1997), Scream 3 (2000) and Scream 4 (2011)
The latest film in the franchise is being directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of the filmmaking group Radio Silence (Ready Or Not, V/H/S)
“That’s a wrap on Scream, which I’m excited to announce is the official title of the next film!” Williamson said on his Instagram post. “Nearly 25 years ago, when I wrote Scream and Wes Craven brought it to life, I could not have imagined the lasting impact it would have on you, the fans. I’m excited for you to return to Woodsboro and get really scared again. I believe Wes would’ve been so proud of the film that Matt and Tyler are making.
“I’m thrilled to be reunited with Neve, Courteney, David and Marley, and to be working alongside a new filmmaking team and incredible cast of newcomers that have come together to continue Wes’s legacy with the upcoming relaunch of the franchise that I hold so dear to my heart,” he continued. “See you in theatres January 2022.”
Williamson is the creator of the franchise and serves as Executive Producer on this latest addition. Scream stars Melissa Barrera, Kyle Gallner, Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison, Dylan Minnette, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, Sonia Ammar, Jasmin Savoy Brown, with Courteney Cox, David Arquette and Neve Campbell reprising their original roles.
Scream is in cinemas January 2022.