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The trailer for the new Scream movie has finally dropped. Watch it below:
The fifth instalment of the horror franchise sees Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette reprise their roles of Sidney Prescott, Gale Weathers, and Dewey Riley, with another deranged masked killer on the loose.
The trailer sees Dewey call Sidney to get her back to Woodsboro, with the pair joining forces with Gale to unmask the murderer.
As well as the original trio, we are also introduced to a batch of new stars, including Jenna Ortega (You), Jack Quaid (The Boys) and Dylan Minnette (13 Reasons Why).
When discussions were ongoing about the film back in 2020, there were concerns that the Cox et al might not actually be interested in returning.
Speaking previously about the movie, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, who co-directed the film with Tyler Gillett, said it just wouldn't have worked without them.
He told Entertainment Weekly: "It was a wildly anxiety-producing situation.
"They were not disposable roles; they were very, very important and the heartbeat of what was great about the script.
"We couldn't imagine the movie without any of them and so not having that perfectly locked-in right off the bat was definitely scary."
Discussing the storyline for the new film, Cox told The Drew Barrymore Show: "This is Scream. These directors, I mean God, the directors [Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett] are just incredible.
"It's a new franchise. It's hip, it's scary, it's just a new Scream. It's not a reboot, it's not a remake, it's just a brand new launch. I think it's gonna be fantastic."
This next movie is also the first in the series not to be directed by Wes Craven, who died in 2015.
Cox said that it was quite difficult returning to her role without having him there.
She said: "From the second I walked on the set, I felt extremely emotional and felt a real missing and longing for him.
"He had such [a] special, kind, and caring quality about him, not to mention his incredible talent as a filmmaker.
"I looked up to Wes immensely professionally but also as a friend.
"I feel Wes would be so happy with the way Matt [Bettinelli-Olpin] and Tyler have rebooted this franchise."
Scream will be released in cinemas on 14 January 2022.