A new featurette has been released for Scream along with more character posters for all of the franchise newcomers. Set to debut in theaters in January, the new Scream is the fifth installment of the movie series. It brings back the surviving major characters from the franchise along with several new names, some of which will be victims while at least one will be the new Ghostface. You can catch a sneak peek at the horror by watching the new featurette below.
In the featurette, the cast talks about what makes Ghostface such an iconic horror movie character. We also see some footage of the new characters conversing along with some glimpses of the new masked Ghostface killer going after them. Who will it be this time? That’s always a big part of the fun in watching these movies, though it’s troubling to know that nobody is safe, as even the popular returning characters are liable to finally meet their end at Ghostface’s hands, especially if the new filmmakers are trying to relaunch the franchise with these new characters taking over.
The synopsis for Scream reads, “Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past. Neve Campbell (“Sidney Prescott”), Courteney Cox (“Gale Weathers”) and David Arquette (“Dewey Riley”) return to their iconic roles in Scream alongside Melissa Barrera, Kyle Gallner, Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison, Dylan Minnette, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Sonia Ammar.”
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett directed Scream using a script by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. The movie is based on the original story and characters created by Kevin Williamson, who’s back as an executive producer alongside Chad Villella, Gary Barber, Peter Oillataguerre, Ron Lynch, Cathy Konrad, and Marianne Maddalena.
The legacy cast members were recently given their own character posters. As for why they wanted to return without Wes Craven at the helm any longer, Williamson has suggested this is because the new filmmakers understood what it was that made the franchise great. He previously said, “I had been really apprehensive about doing one of these films without Wes. The directors actually sent me a letter when the offer was sent and said the reason they are directors is because of Wes. So they’re even so honored to even be asked to make this film, and that they’re such huge fans of him and the films themselves, and of the cast, and that they really wanted to honor his voice, which I really, really believe they did.”
He added, “What I love about the new Scream is that it does take a fresh approach. It’s this beautiful sort of fresh new movie, but it also has this nostalgic factor that runs through it. That to me was a perfect blend of how to do the next Scream. So that was what I was most excited about. I’m blown away by the directors, and I was really nervous because nobody is Wes Craven. I was really hesitant to even jump on board and be a part of it, and boy am I glad I did because I think it’s going to make Wes proud.”
Scream will be released in theaters on Jan. 14, 2022. You can check out the new character posters below.
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