Tyler Gillett, Co-Director Next Year Scream, defends the film’s divisive title and promises it was chosen for a reason. Following the revivals of other horror franchises like Hallowe’en and Saw, Wes Craven’s iconic slasher series Scream go back to the big screen. This time directed by Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, the minds behind Ready or not, The fifth installment in the Ghostface saga hits theaters next January and stars a cast of familiar and new faces. Also, as expected, it features another masked killer who terrorizes the residents of Woodsboro.
For some time, many believed that the movie would simply be called Scream 5, thus continuing in line with previous deliveries. However, when filming ended last November, it was announced that the 2022 film would simply be called Scream. This follows in line with a trend within the horror genre, where a reboot will simply use the exact same title as the original. More recently this was done with 2018 Hallowe’en. For Scream fans, many wondered why Gillett and Bettinelli-Olpin didn’t use something else like 5 cream.
After the launch of the first Scream trailer, the two directors sat down with Empire to analyze all the revelations and anticipate what is coming. On the subject of the controversial title, Gillett acknowledged that there have been many “feedback, “about it, but he insists that it was chosen for a specific purpose. It relates to the identity of the film and the legacy that follows. Gillett said:
“It’s not an accident that it’s called Scream. For a multitude of reasons, we’ve had many… comments… on choosing to call it Scream, all of which is valid. And it wouldn’t be Scream if it wasn’t fully explored. That’s the nature of movies. You understand what it is. And this movie is no different: you understand what it is and how it fits into the Scream lineage and modern horror. “
the Scream The franchise, particularly in the case of the original films, is notable for the way it pokes fun at slasher tropes. Gillett’s line on the movies knowing what they are is in line with this, and you have to assume that as a reboot, 2022 Scream will maintain that trend. Gillett also commented on whether the new film is based on familiar tropes, saying: “I think it is a mixture, it is not a single thing. There are some things at stake when it comes to that. We have to be so irritatingly lazy!“Maybe the whole reason behind the title is tied to that.
Still, even if there is a purpose behind this, that doesn’t change how confusing it is to have two movies in the same series named. Scream. Hopefully the 2022 offering will have some new twists to set itself apart from the original even more. The main trio of Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), Dewey Riley (David Arquette) and Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) have returned for Scream, and they will be joined by a large cast of newcomers. The cast alone already feels like a satisfying mix of past and present, and perhaps that’s where the title comes from. Everything will be clear next January.
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