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Scream 5 Could Come Out In 2021 25 Years After The First Movie

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Scream 5 Could Come Out In 2021 25 Years After The First Movie

Good news for horror fans, Scream 5 could be set to hit screens earlier than expected, landing in cinemas in 2021, a full 25 years after the original was released.

According to reports in Variety, the fifth and latest instalment in the slasher series has a target release date that is next year, and initial filming is set to start later on this summer.

That means that we're likely to see the first Scream flick for nearly a decade at some point during the 25th anniversary of the first film's release.

The publication - which is usually a pretty good barometer for this sort of stuff, to be fair - also reports that Spyglass Media Group and Paramount Pictures have joined forces to co-produce the forthcoming movie.

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Credit: Dimension Films
Credit: Dimension Films

We don't know a great deal about what the film will look like, or what the plot will be, but it is extremely likely that it'll go down the classic Scream route, in which a procession of masked murderers armed with knives try to end the life of Sidney Prescott, played in previous films by Neve Campbell.

Whilst we're not sure yet whether Neve Campbell will return for this film, it does seem as if the conversation is taking place, and things are progressing.

She recently told YouTuber Jake Hamilton: "They've come to me and we're having conversations.

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"It's a little hard at the moment because of Covid to know when that'll happen and hopefully we can see eye to eye on all the elements that have to come into place for it to happen.

Credit: Dimension Films
Credit: Dimension Films

"I originally had been really apprehensive about doing another Scream without [original director] Wes [Craven] because he was such a genius and he is the reason they are what they are, but the directors have come to me with such a great appreciation for Wes's work and they really want to honour it and that meant a lot to me.

"Hopefully we'll be able to do it."

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One person we definitely know is coming back is David Arquette. He'll be reprising his role as Officer Dewey Riley, and it seems as if he's pretty stoked to be pitting himself against another Ghostface murderer.

Credit: Dimension Films
Credit: Dimension Films

He recently tweeted that he's 'thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with [his] Scream family, old and new'.

We'll have to wait and see whether Courteney Cox will return to her role as news reporter Gale Weathers for this outing.

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Perhaps we won't have to wait for that long.

Featured Image Credit: Paramount/Spyglass

Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment

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