Recently, we learned Spyglass Media had acquired the rights to the Scream franchise. And today we hear series star Neve Campbell is in talks to return for Radio Silence’s Scream 5. She discussed the possibility of appearing in Scream 5 during an interview with Jake Hamilton in a now-deleted YouTube video from his channel, Jakes Takes.
Neve Campbell says: “They’ve come to me and we’re having conversations. It’s a little hard at the moment because of [the situation] to know when that’ll happen and hopefully, we can see eye to eye on all the elements that have to come into place for it to happen. I originally had been really apprehensive about doing another Scream without Wes [Craven] because he was such a genius and he is the reason they are what they are. But the directors have come to me with such a great appreciation for Wes’s work and they really want to honor it and that meant a lot to me.”
David Arquette says: “I don’t know. Who knows, what are they gonna do? Is it a whole new franchise? Are they going to bring back some [characters]? Oh it would be exciting! I love playing Dewey so I would always love to be a part of it.”
There’s a reason the Scream franchise is loved so much and Neve Campbell had a lot to do with it. With each new installment to the series, Wes Craven brought a fresh take on the slasher genre, transcending his previous work. Sadly, the horror legend passed away after directing Scream 4. It’s been eleven years since Ghostface last appeared on the big screen. I’m getting excited just thinking about Scream 5.