Can Sidney Prescott come home again?
Scream VI–the latest entry in the horror franchise–has been, by all accounts, an unqualified success so far, and the film is succeeding without (arguably) its most recognizable face–Neve Campbell’s Sidney Prescott.
But could that change if a seventh Scream rears its murderous head?
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin–who returned to direct Scream VI with his Radio Silence partner Tyler Gillett–recently told The Hollywood Reporter, “We’d never give up on her. We love Neve–and we love Sidney. So, we’d love to be able to make another movie with her–and we’re not giving up.”
Campbell–as all fans know–last summer said she would not reprise her fan-favorite role due to salary snafus with Paramount Pictures. “As a woman,” she said at the time, “I have had to work extremely hard in my career to establish my value–especially when it comes to Scream.”
The actor added that she felt the offer she received “did not equate to the value I have brought to the franchise. It’s been a very difficult decision to move on. This is the end of an era.”
Scream VI--which topped the domestic box office in its opening weekend with a $44.5 million take–was scripted by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick, and follows the survivors of the last Ghostface massacre as they leave Woodsboro behind for New York City.
The legacy stars who did return include Courteney Cox, Melissa Barrera, Hayden Panettiere, Jenna Ortega, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Mason Gooding–teaming up with newcomers Samara Weaving, Dermot Mulroney, Jack Champion, Liana Liberato, Devyn Nekoda, Josh Segarra and Henry Czerny.
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