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Scream 6 gets the go-ahead, fifth movie’s writers and directors returning

February 3rd, 2022 by Marc Comments

It seems that, as suspected, you just can’t keep a good killer down…

Yes, Ghostface lives to stab again as Paramount and Spyglass have given the go-ahead to Scream 6, following the success of the still-in-cinemas Scream [5] with audiences and at the box office.

The first in the franchise to not be directed by the late Wes Craven, the latest installment from Radio Silence’s directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett was written by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick, was a nice return to the first movie’s roots with the scares, kills, references and fun amped the whole way up, so much so that all four are back directing and writing for the next movie. And it might be as early as this summer!

A few weeks back the duo said: “We’d be honored to be a part of it… everything we experienced on this one, everything that is going to happen in its aftermath, it’s all part of the fabric of what maybe the next one could be. How do you subvert the thing that’s now subverted? It has folded in on itself so many times. And I think for us, that’s just exciting. That feels like an opportunity to do something just even more kind of brain breaking.”

On the news of the sixth movie, Spyglass and Paramount said: “We are tremendously grateful to the fans around the world who enthusiastically received our film. We can’t wait for audiences to see what Radio Silence, writers Jamie & Guy and Project X have in store for our Woodsboro family.”

While nothing is known about the movie or where it will go with the story, it seems that star Neve Campbell, who plays Sidney Prescott in the series, knows that there’s one thing that cannot happen if she’s to return to stop Ghostface a sixth time: “She [Sidney] does represent a certain amount of strength and lack of victimhood, and that means a great deal to people. I’ve had a lot of people come up to me in the past and just say that she inspired them in some way or helped them in their lives in some way, which is not what you normally expect when you’re performing in a horror film. But it means a lot to people, and you’re probably not the only person who feels that way. I certainly would hate to see Sidney fall. I think it would be the wrong message.”

I agree, while the latest movie did kill off one of the main characters from the previous four movies, I think Sidney must outlive the franchise. The idea of, after all she’s been through, Sidney meeting the killer’s knife seems wrong on so many levels.

But would she come back?: “Yeah, absolutely. It’s down to the strength of the story. I wouldn’t want to do it unless the script is good. It would be hard but these guys did really well on this one, so I’m curious to see what would come next. So we’ll see.”

Perhaps Woodsboro isn’t done with Sidney Prescott just yet… but whatever happens, Ghostface will strike again and that’s just fine by me.

Sources: THR, THR, Cinemablend

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….