‘Scream’ Filmmaker Believes There’s More To The Story

This could be the scream that keeps on giving.

The fifth installment in the classic Scream franchise won’t even hit theaters for another two months, but one of the film’s directors is already talking about the horrors coming somewhere down the road, according to a report on movieweb.com.

Tyler Gillett–who co-directed the new Scream with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin–in a recent interview had nothing but praise for the upcoming film and the job screenwriters Guy Busick and James Vanderbilt did with the characters created by Wes Craven and the new cast members assembled for this movie.

“This new cast of characters is so wonderful,” Gillett said. “And the legacy cast–they’re so wonderful. I think what we discovered , and what Guy and James did, is they found a real reason for the next story to exist.”

The director added that he knows “there is more gas in the tank. There are more stories to be told in Woodsboro–and about these characters–for sure.”

The next Scream–scheduled to land in theaters Jan. 14, 2022–picks up 25 years after a series of brutal murders shocked Woodsboro. Now, a new killer “dons the Ghostface mask and begins attacking a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.”

Returning to reprise their roles are Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott), Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers), David Arquette (Dewey Riley) and Marley Shelton (Judy Hicks). The cast newcomers include Melissa Barrera, Kyle Gallner, Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison, Dylan Minnette, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Sonia Ammar.

The original 1996 Scream–directed by Wes Craven from a screenplay by Kevin Williamson–slashed its way to a box office bonanza of $173 million on a $15-million budget. The franchise that followed has earned–to date–a whopping $600 million worldwide.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the Scream franchise.


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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