The welcome mat is out.
Horror fans are probably still wishing that Scream legacy star Neve Campbell had chosen to reprise her iconic Sidney Prescott role in Scream VI, but this week, original screenwriter Kevin Williamson offered some hope that she may return for the next installment–if everything falls into place.
Williamson–who scripted the first four Scream entries–recently told the Happy Horror Time podcast that he has no inside information on a possible Campbell return, but said he hopes the studio powers-that-be will open their wallets a bit more–if that’s what it takes.
It’s been well documented that the actor balked at returning for Scream VI because she felt her contract offer was not equal to her significant contributions to the franchise, and Williamson said he understood her mindset.
“I totally respect her opinion,” Williamson said. “I know exactly where she’s coming from. I know her well. It’s right for her.”
Is there a solution to the impasse? Well, Williamson offered, “All I can say is: Pay her the money. That’s what I would do. I would give her the money. I’m sure there’s a number they can agree on, so hopefully one day they’ll figure that all out.”
What is known about the seventh Scream entry is that Christopher Landon (Happy Death Day) will take over the director’s chair from the team of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett.
Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on Scream 7–and whether Neve Campbell will rejoin the cast.