The fifth installment of the Scream saga will feature a veteran actor. David Arquette, who has played Dewey Riley since the launch of the franchise 24 years ago, will be back for this film directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the duo behind the 10/31/98 segment of the horror film V/H/S. The script will be written by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) and Guy Busick (Wedding Nightmare).
In a statement, David Arquette said: “I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my ‘Scream‘ family, old and new. ‘Scream‘ has been such a big part of my life, and for both the fans and myself, I look forward to honoring Wes Craven’s legacy.”
Kevin Williamson, Executive Producer of this new film and writer of the previous films, said, “I’m excited to reteam with David and work with Jamie, Guy and Radio Silence on the next ‘Scream‘. Their take on the movie is both original, inventive and honors Wes’ legacy in a wonderful way.”
As a way of continuing to honor the Scream legacy, Spyglass is said to be in negotiations with other former members of the saga’s cast in order to have them on the cast of this fifth film. Shall we see Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox again facing Ghostface? The answer in a few weeks.