Neve Campbell Says She’s Negotiating A Return For ‘Scream 5’

The Scream franchise is coming back, not as another TV series but as a movie, the first since 2011. From the very beginning, one actress has been most closely associated with it, Neve Campbell, but there are still questions as to whether she’s coming back for this latest chapter.

Speaking with Rotten Tomatoes (via People), Campbell says she’s spoken with incoming directors Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (aka Radio Silence, known for directing Ready or Not), but it’s unclear if a return as Sidney Prescott is in the cards…

“The timing’s a bit challenging because of COVID. You know, we only started the conversation maybe a month and a half ago, so it’s going to take some time to figure out how it’s all going to work out. We’re negotiating, so we’ll see.”

Campbell revealed that the filmmakers sent her a “touching letter” about the passing of director Wes Craven, the horror legend behind the Scream franchise. That has apparently gone a long way in easing her mind about a return, but there is still some apprehension…

“I originally had been really apprehensive about doing another ‘Scream’ without Wes [Craven] because he was such a genius and he is the reason they are what they are,” she said. “But the directors who have come to me with such a great appreciation for Wes’s work, and they really want to honor it. That meant a lot to me.”

No word on when Scream 5 will get rolling, but it’s unlikely to happen until coronavirus restrictions lift.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.

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