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Courtney Cox confirms Scream (5) is a new beginning… and a sequel

May 17th, 2021 by Marc Comments

As we have suspected for a while, it seems that the upcoming fifth Scream movie is a sequel (yay!) and a reboot, or rather a fresh start, for the franchise.

The new movie, directed by Ready or Not’s Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, will star all the original (surviving) cast, including Courtney Cox, Neve Campbell and David Arquette – so the news of a restart may finally spell doom for our heroes who have survived Ghostface four times already.

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It also now makes sense why this new movie is not called Scream 5 but rather just Scream… a return to the start of the franchise.

Star Cox, in a new interview on The Drew Barrymore Show (Barrymore herself starring in the iconic opening to the original movie) talked about the movie and how it fits into the overall story of the franchise.

“It’s not Scream 5… this is Scream,” Cox says.

“These directors are incredible, they’re making it absolutely, it’s a new franchise. 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.”

I’m a massive fan of Ready of Not and of the Scream franchise (well, not so much the third one), so I’m excited as hell to see where this franchise goes… and yes, I can’t help feeling that our three stars are all going to come to a bloody end in this one.

Wouldn’t it be exciting if they went down the opening of the first movie route on this one, only with Sid, Gale and Dewey? Just sayin’.

Anyway, let me know all your thoughts, guys.

“Scream” is being directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of the filmmaking group Radio Silence (“Ready or Not,” “V/H/S”) from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt (“Murder Mystery,” “Zodiac,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”) and Guy Busick (“Ready or Not,” “Castle Rock”). 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.

Scream arrives on January 14th, 2022

Source: GamesRadar

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….