If There’s A ‘Scream 6’, Fans Can Count On Sidney Prescott

by Thomas Tuna

You just can’t keep a good “final girl” down.

With the early success of this year’s Scream–it topped the domestic box office last weekend–fans can start hoping for a sixth installment in the iconic franchise. While there has not yet been any official word on extending the series, Neve Campbell is on record as wanting to be part of it.

Campbell–during a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter--said she would “absolutely” be interested in reprising her Sidney Prescott role once again.

When asked if she wanted to star in another Scream, Campbell said, “Yeah, absolutely. It’s down to the strength of the story. I wouldn’t want to do it unless the script was good.”

But, she added, “these guys did really well on this one, so I’m curious to see what would come next. So, we’ll see.”

This year’s Scream–directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick–picks up 25 years after those first horrendous Woodsboro murders. But now, a new killer wears the Ghostface mask and targets a group of teenagers “to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.”

This Scream raked in an impressive $34 million domestically over the long MLK weekend, and earned another $18 million overseas, for a total haul of $52 million.

The original 1996 Scream–from director Wes Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson–follows high school student Prescott as she is stalked by the mysterious Ghostface. That film grossed $173 million on a budget of $15 million.

Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on the possibility of continuing the Scream franchise.

 

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