Spyglass Media Group’s upcoming Scream movie has found its distributor, as the company is teaming up with Paramount Pictures to release the horror sequel in theaters in 2021. As previously announced, the new movie will be directed by Ready or Not helmers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, stepping in for the late Wes Craven who directed all four prior installments. Expected to be a sequel to the previous movies, most are referring to the sequel as Scream 5 at this time, but that title has not yet been made official.
More than likely, several surviving characters from prior Scream movies in the franchise will return so as long as negotiations go well. David Arquette was first to announce that he’s officially signed on to reprise the role of Sheriff Dewey Riley, and fans are keeping their fingers crossed his ex-wife Courteney Cox will be soon to follow with an announcement that she’ll be back as Gale Weathers-Riley. Sydney Prescott actress Neve Campbell, who’s been leading the series since the original, has also said that she’s in talks to reprise the iconic role for the new movie. As unlikely as it may be, Matthew Lillard says he’s up for returning as part one’s Stu Macher as well.
Reportedly, Spyglass and Paramount are planning a 2021 release in theaters for Scream 5, but no official premiere date has yet been set. Also working with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett on the project are James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick, who’ve signed on to co-write the screenplay. Previously, Kevin Williamson had written the first, second, and fourth movies, with Ehren Kruger penning the third. Though Williamson won’t be writing Scream 5, he’ll still be a part of the project as an executive producer alongside Chad Villella of Radio Silence. Project X Entertainment’s Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein, and William Sherak will also produce.