The first two Scream clips from Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group’s forthcoming fifth installment have debuted online, teasing David Arquette’s return as Dewey Riley. The film is slated to hit theaters next week on January 14, 2022.
The first clip features Dewey as he reconnects with Sidney by informing her about the reemergence of another Ghostface killer, who has already killed three victims so far. As for the second one, it gives us a glimpse of Dewey’s involvement with the new cases as he gives Melissa Barrera’s Sam and Jack Quaid’s Richie the new rules on how to survive Ghostface.
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The fifth installment of Scream is co-directed by Ready or Not filmmakers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett from a screenplay co-written by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) and Guy Busick (Ready or Not). The film stars returning vets Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, and Marley Shelton.
“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,” reads the synopsis.
Joining them are franchise newcomers Jack Quaid (The Boys), Melissa Barrera (Vida), Jenna Ortega (The Babysitter: Killer Queen), Mason Gooding (Booksmart), Dylan Minnette (13 Reasons Why), Kyle Gallner (Ghosts of War), Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers) and Mikey Madison (Better Things).
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Scream is being produced by Project X Entertainment’s James Vanderbilt as well as Paul Neinstein and William Sherak for Spyglass. Original screenwriter Kevin Williamson is also executive producing with Radio Silence’s third member Chad Villella.
The first film, released in 1996, was a surprise smash upon its debut, helping to revive the horror genre for the decade and becoming the highest-grossing slasher movie of all-time until it was dethroned by last year’s Halloween reboot. The first’s success spawned a franchise that includes three sequels, the first of which remained equally as successful as the first while the previous two saw middling box office returns and mixed reviews.