Neve Campbell In Discussions For ‘Scream 5’

What’s old is new again: Ghostface may have his old main squeeze to terrorize once more.

Neve Campbell–who made her horror bones portraying high schooler Sidney Prescott in the 1996 classic Scream –has been approached by filmmakers to reprise her role in the fifth chapter of the popular franchise, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Scream 5 directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett recently took the time to write Campbell a moving letter about the upcoming film. The missive was “very touching,” Campbell said. “(It) was about Wes Craven (director of the original Scream film) and how he was such an inspiration to them and how they really want to honor him.”

Campbell added that the letter “meant a great, great deal to me. So, we’ll see. Hopefully, we can all see eye-to-eye on the project and find a way to make it.”

Campbell seemed optimistic about the possibility of returning to the familiar role, but tempered it with a dose of reality. “The timing’s a bit challenging because of COVID, but we’re having conversations. I have been approached about it,” she said.

These conversations began in earnest about a month ago, she said, “so it’s going to take some time to figure out how it’s going to work out. We’re negotiating. So, we’ll see.”

Campbell waxed nostalgic when asked about the Scream movies. “I’m so grateful for these films,” she said. “I love Sidney Prescott. It’s always been fun to step back into her shoes.”

The actress added that the cast and whole atmosphere of the films were special to her. “It’s always fun for me to see the cast come back and make one of these films again and try to make another good one.”

In addition to Campbell, David Arquette (who played Dewey Riley in the series) told Entertainment Weekly that he’d like to slip back into his old character one more time. “It would be exciting,” he said. “I love played Dewey, so I would always love to be a part of it.”

The cast hasn’t been all together since 2011’s Scream 4, but this is a reunion any horror fan would love to see. Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on Scream 5, including cast and schedule announcements.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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