Sidney will definitely be in the new Scream movie, it has been announced, with Neve Campbell reprising her iconic role. Campbell joins previously announced legacy cast members David Arquette and Courteney Cox who will return as Dewey Riley and Gale Weathers, as well as new cast members Jack Quaid (The Boys), Melissa Barrera (In The Heights) and Jenna Ortega (You).
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)
“We’re pinching ourselves! It’s hard to express how much the character Sidney Prescott shaped our love of movies and to have the chance to work with Neve is truly a dream come true,” Radio Silence said. “It just wouldn’t be a ‘Scream’ movie without Neve and we’re so excited and honored to join her in Woodsboro.”
The screenplay for the latest addition to the series is by James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Guy Busick (Ready Or Not). Scream creator Kevin Williamson and the third member of the Radio Silence trio, Chad Villella, are executive producing with Project X Entertainment’s Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak serving as producers.
“After spending time speaking with Radio Silence, they have shown such love, respect and admiration for Wes Craven and all that he’s created in the Scream franchise,” Campbell added. “I am beyond excited to step back into the role of Sidney Prescott and return to Woodsboro.”
Scream will be released worldwide on 14 January 2022 from Spyglass and Paramount Pictures.