Scream 5 has officially revealed that its title will simply be Scream. The news came in a Twitter post from original franchise scribe Kevin Williamson.
That’s a wrap on Scream, which I’m excited to announce is the official title of the next film! Nearly 25 years ago, when I wrote Scream and Wes Craven brought it to life, I could not have imagined the lasting impact it would have on you, the fans. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/RCuhVUclG4
— Kevin Williamson (@kevwilliamson) November 18, 2020
Williamson went on to say the following about the new film:
I’m excited for you to return to Woodsboro and get really scared again. I believe Wes would’ve been so proud of the film that Matt and Tyler are making. I’m thrilled to be reunited with Neve, Courteney, David and Marley, and to be working alongside a new filmmaking team and incredible cast of newcomers that have come together to continue Wes’s legacy with the upcoming relaunch of the franchise that I hold so dear to my heart. See you in theatres January 2022.
“Wes” of course is legendary horror director Wes Craven who sadly died after an extended battle with cancer back in 2015.
Scream is written by Guy Busick (Ready or Not) and James Vanderbilt (Independence Day: Resurgence) and directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett who previously co-directed Ready or Not.
The news follows on the heels of the announcement that franchise star Neve Campbell has already finished filming her scenes for the fifth installment leading some to question Sidney Prescott’s role in the film. Is one of the our favorite scream queens finally taking a bow in Scream? Will Sidney survive to the end or is Neve going the route of Drew Barrymore from the original film?!
We won’t get those answers anytime soon, but you can bet we’ll be paying very close attention as the release date draws near.