Shout 5 The star, Courteney Cox, teases the next film’s place in the franchise continuity. The fifth installment in the iconic horror film franchise is directed by Ready or notMatt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, following the passing of Wes Craven in 2015, who directed the previous four films. The fifth He shouted The movie has been highly anticipated since the 2011 reboot with Scream 4, which was greeted with disappointment by some fans who felt the film was not up to par with the previous films. However, Scream 5, officially titled He shouted, It is expected to go in a new direction from previous films while honoring the series and Craven’s legacy.
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For years there have been rumors of Shout 5 in the works, but fans were shocked when it was officially announced that Spyglass Media Group acquired the rights to the project. Franchise regulars David Arquette, Courtney Cox, and Neve Campbell signed on to reprise their roles as Dewey, Gale, and Sidney earlier this year, confirming that the film would not be a difficult reboot. Filming was originally scheduled to begin in May with a 2021 release date, but like many productions this year, it was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Production began in September, and filming took place in Wilmington, North Carolina, following COVID-19 security protocols. Despite three members of the production testing positive for COVID, production continued. The film officially concluded its filming in November 2020, with a release date set for January 2022. The film will follow a young woman who returns to her hometown, only to find disturbing murders related to the infamous masked serial killer. While most of the details surrounding the film are being kept under wraps for now, Cox shares where the film fits in the franchise.
In a recent interview on The Drew Barrymore Show, Cox talked about where Shout 5 fits into the continuity of the franchise. Cox explained that the new movie is the beginning of an entirely new franchise. “Scream, this is the fifth. However, this is not Scream 5, this is Scream … These directors are incredible, they are absolutely doing it, it is a new franchise.” Cox said. “It’s modern, it’s scary, it’s just a new Scream. It’s not a reboot, it’s not a remake, it’s just a new release. I think it’s going to be fantastic.”
While the long-awaited sequel will see the return of familiar faces from past movies in the franchise, there will also be some newcomers who will help give it a new generation. Jack Quaid, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Dylan Minnette are among the cast that will debut in the franchise. Other details behind the film are kept so secret, it was revealed last month that multiple versions of the script were written to prevent spoilers from leaking.
It will certainly be interesting to see in which direction He shouted will get in, and how the new characters will team up with the originals to fight the iconic masked serial killer. While the movie is still a little under a year away from hitting theaters, Cox is likely to make fans even more eager to see the new movie. While it’s hard to imagine how the new movie isn’t a remake or reboot when there are multiple characters returning from the franchise, things will likely make more sense once audiences see the movie.
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