Ghostface is set to make his return to the next entry in the Scream franchise.
In anticipation of the movie’s January release, Paramount has released the first trailer of the movie.
It was previously teased by paramount that the trailer would drop today following its debut during the 25th-anniversary screening of the original 1996 movie. The movie goes back to basics with its name, which is simply known as ‘Scream‘. A similar approach to 2018’s Halloween. The upcoming movie will be the first Scream film in over a decade to release and marks the first film in the series to not be directed by Wes Craven, who passed away from a brain tumour six years ago.
Next year’s Scream movie is being directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpen and Tyler Gillet, and written by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. Also, original Scream writer, Kevin Williamson is serving as executive producer on the film which David Arquette said put him ‘at ease’. Scream (2022) is being treated more like a relaunch for the film series as it takes place after the events of Scream 4 (2011) but it’s not exactly a direct sequel.
The movie will star series originals, Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott), Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers), and David Arquette (Dewey Riley), along with Marley Shelton (who was a cop in Scream 4). Alongside them is a cast of new faces which include The Boys‘ Jack Quaid, You‘s Jenna Ortega, 13 Reasons Why‘s Dylan Minnette, Kyle Gallner, Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sonia Ammar, and Melissa Barrera.
For the younger actors, it’s their first time starring in a Scream movie. For the legacy actors, they went through a similar motion as it is the first movie in the franchise that Campbell, Cox and Arquette are working on without Craven involved.
“From the second I walked on the set, I felt extremely emotional and felt a real missing and longing for him,” Cox said in an Entertainment Weekly interview. “He had such [a] special, kind, and caring quality about him, not to mention his incredible talent as a filmmaker. I looked up to Wes immensely professionally, but also as a friend. I feel Wes would be so happy with the way Matt and Tyler have rebooted this franchise.”
Scream is set hit theatres next year on January 14th, 2022.