David Arquette confirmed to reprise role for Scream 5

David Arquette is “thrilled” to be reprising his role for the fifth instalment in the Scream franchise.It was announced on Monday that the 48-year-old will be returning as Sheriff Dewey Riley, alongside fellow original castmember Neve Campbell, who pla…

David Arquette is “thrilled” to be reprising his role for the fifth instalment in the Scream franchise.

It was announced on Monday that the 48-year-old will be returning as Sheriff Dewey Riley, alongside fellow original castmember Neve Campbell, who played protagonist Sidney Prescott.

“I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my Scream family, old and new,” he said in a statement. “Scream has been such a big part of my life, and for both the fans and myself, I look forward to honouring Wes Craven’s legacy.”

Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are helming the relaunch of the horror franchise, with James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick penning the script.

Kevin Williamson, who co-created the hugely successful horror saga, is returning as executive producer.

“I’m excited to reteam with David and work with Jamie and Guy on the next Scream,” he added in a statement. “Their take on the movie is both original, inventive and honours Wes’ legacy in a wonderful way. I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”

Arquette made his debut as the bumbling sheriff in Scream back in 1996, and has returned for each of the subsequent sequels, including Scream 4 in 2011.

Director Wes Craven helmed each of the movies, which have grossed more than $600 million (£490 million) worldwide, before his death in 2015.

Talks are reportedly underway to bring more original castmembers back for Scream 5, including Courteney Cox, who played local journalist Gale Weathers.

Production will begin later this year in Wilmington, North Carolina when safety protocols are in place.

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Neve Campbell confident new Scream film will honour late Wes Craven

Neve Campbell agreed to reprise her Scream role after she was convinced the new film would “honour and respect” the late Wes Craven’s original vision for the franchise.The actress was inspired to revive the role of Sidney Prescott in Scream 5 after Rea…

Neve Campbell agreed to reprise her Scream role after she was convinced the new film would “honour and respect” the late Wes Craven’s original vision for the franchise.

The actress was inspired to revive the role of Sidney Prescott in Scream 5 after Ready or Not directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett sent her a moving letter in which they reassured her the beloved horror filmmaker’s ideas for the series would be protected.

“I definitely had a period where I was thinking it would just be too odd to do a movie without Wes, and I wasn’t certain that I would want to do that,” Campbell told The Hollywood Reporter. “But, I think enough time has passed. I got this really, really respectful letter from the directors of the new one. They wrote a letter honouring Wes in such a beautiful way, and they expressed that the reason they make horror movies is because of Wes and the Scream films.”

In the letter, the directing duo expressed their excitement at being given the opportunity to resurrect the horror franchise and “how much they want to honour and respect Wes’ vision,” which impressed the 46-year-old.

Despite her enthusiasm, Campbell acknowledged it may be some time before she begins filming due to the Hollywood shutdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“So, we’ll see. We’re just in the beginning phases of negotiations, and we’ll have to see where it goes with Covid and everything (sic),” the star added.

Campbell previously played Prescott, who is hunted by the Ghostface masked killer, in the 1996 original and its three sequels between 1997 and 2011. All four films were directed by Craven, who passed away in 2015.

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Neve Campbell confirms she’s ‘having conversations’ about Scream 5

Neve Campbell has confirmed she’s been “having conversations” about reprising the role of Sidney Prescott in Scream 5. It was reported back in November that executives at Spyglass Media were developing a fifth instalment in the horror franchise, and i…

Neve Campbell has confirmed she’s been “having conversations” about reprising the role of Sidney Prescott in Scream 5.

It was reported back in November that executives at Spyglass Media were developing a fifth instalment in the horror franchise, and in March, Ready or Not helmers Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett were attached to direct.

At the time, it wasn’t known if Campbell, who played Prescott, the target of the Ghostface masked killer in the previous four films between 1996 and 2011, or franchise regulars Courteney Cox and David Arquette would reprise their roles.

But in a new interview with Rotten Tomatoes, the 46-year-old revealed she’s been in talks with the directors about the upcoming project.

“We’re having conversations – I have been approached about it,” she said. “The timing’s a bit challenging because of Covid-19. You know, we only started the conversation maybe a month and a half ago, so it’s going to take some time to figure out how it’s all going to work out… We’re negotiating, so we’ll see.

“I’m so grateful for these films… I love Sidney Prescott. It’s always fun for me to step back in her shoes, and 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.”

She also shared how the directors wrote her a letter about late filmmaker Wes Craven, who helmed all four Scream movies.

“The two directors wrote me a very touching letter about Wes Craven and how he was such an inspiration to them and how they really want to honour him, and that meant a great, great deal to me,” Campbell commented. “So, we’ll see. Hopefully, we can all see eye to eye on the project and find a way to make it.”

In a separate interview with reporter Jake Hamilton, the Canadian actress confessed she was “really apprehensive” about returning to the franchise without Craven, who passed away in 2015, but was won over but the new directors’ appreciation for his work.

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New Scream movie in development – report

A new instalment in the Scream horror franchise is reportedly in development.The original 1996 movie followed Neve Campbell as high school student Sidney Prescott, who became the target of the Ghostface killer, who wore a mask inspired by Edvard Munch’…

A new instalment in the Scream horror franchise is reportedly in development.

The original 1996 movie followed Neve Campbell as high school student Sidney Prescott, who became the target of the Ghostface killer, who wore a mask inspired by Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream.

Scream, which also starred Courteney Cox and David Arquette, spawned three hugely successful instalments that were released in 1997, 2000, and 2011. A Nightmare on Elm Street director Wes Craven, who passed away in 2015, helmed all four films.

Spyglass Media Group, which was formed last year by Gary Barber, Andy Mitchell and Milos Brajovic, is reportedly developing a fifth instalment of the much-loved horror franchise, with Ready or Not helmers Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett attached to direct, according to The Wrap.

Kevin Williamson, who wrote the original Scream film, will also serve as one of the executive producers alongside Chad Villella.

Further details on the film, including plot and potential casting news, are currently being kept under wraps, and it’s unclear if the movie will follow on from the original story or reboot the franchise.

It’s also not known if original stars Campbell, Cox and Arquette will be reprising their roles.

Reporters at horror website Bloody Disgusting first reported back in November that Spyglass Media were in the first stages of developing the new Scream film.

Dimension Films released all four Scream movies, which raked in more than $608 million (£482 million) at the worldwide box office. Dimension is now owned by Lantern Entertainment, which is headed up by co-presidents Mitchell and Brajovic, so they own the rights to the Scream franchise.

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Michelle Monaghan joins The Craft reboot

Michelle Monaghan is joining Zoe Lister-Jones’ remake of The Craft.The Golden Globe-nominated actress is the latest addition to the reboot of the 1996 teen cult classic, which originally starred Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, and Fairuza Bal…

Michelle Monaghan is joining Zoe Lister-Jones’ remake of The Craft.

The Golden Globe-nominated actress is the latest addition to the reboot of the 1996 teen cult classic, which originally starred Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, and Fairuza Balk.

News of Monaghan’s mystery role comes just days after it was announced David Duchovny would also be boarding the reimagining of the movie, written and directed by Life in Pieces star Jones.

Cailee Spaeny, best known for her role in Bad Times at the El Royale, will lead the film as Hannah, a high school outcast who becomes friends with three other young women, played by Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone and Zoey Luna. The group soon begins experimenting with witchcraft, which leads to terrifying consequences.

Jason Blum will be producing for Blumhouse Productions alongside Douglas Wick of Red Wagon Entertainment, who produced the original film. Andrew Fleming, who directed and co-wrote the original, will serve as an executive producer.

Tunney, who played Sarah in the original movie, recently expressed her interest in the remake, telling etalk, “They are still remaking it. Zoe Lister-Jones is writing it and I may or may not do it. I’m so proud of that movie. It was the first lead I ever had and it’s a movie young girls today still watch at sleepovers.”

Monaghan will next be seen in Netflix’s political thriller series Messiah, which will debut on the streaming service next year.

The 43-year-old also reprised her role as Julia Meade in last year’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, but it’s not yet know if she will be reuniting with Tom Cruise for the next two instalments of Christopher McQuarrie’s action saga, set to be released in 2021 and 2022.

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Cailee Spaeny to lead The Craft reboot

Cailee Spaeny is in negotiations for the lead role in The Craft reboot.The 21-year-old will reportedly play Hannah, a high school outcast who becomes friends with three other young women, and the group begin experimenting with witchcraft with terrifyin…

Cailee Spaeny is in negotiations for the lead role in The Craft reboot.

The 21-year-old will reportedly play Hannah, a high school outcast who becomes friends with three other young women, and the group begin experimenting with witchcraft with terrifying consequences.

In the 1996 original, that character was called Sarah and played by Robin Tunney, who discovers she has a telekinetic gift after transferring to a Catholic high school in Los Angeles.

Neve Campbell, Rachel True and Fairuza Balk played the members of the dangerous teenage witches coven, with ’90s heartthrob Skeet Ulrich starring as Tunney’s love interest, Chris.

Spaeny, who featured in last year’s On the Basis of Sex, is in negotiations to star in Columbia Pictures’ remake of the cult hit, which will be written and directed by Life in Pieces star Zoe Lister-Jones, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Andrew Fleming, who directed the 1996 film, will executive produce alongside Lucas Wiesendanger.

Filming will reportedly begin in July, and the reboot is expected to concentrate on the theme of female empowerment.

Relative Hollywood newcomer Spaeny has already starred in some big movies since her debut in Pacific Rim: Uprising in 2018. She went on to star alongside Chris Hemsworth in Bad Times at the El Royale, and will next be seen in FX’s Silicon Valley drama, Devs.

Campbell previously reflected on her role in the cult classic, and confessed she had no idea how popular the film had become until she went to a screening of The Craft to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

“I don’t think I had ever realised what a cult kind of movie it was. What a cult classic it was. So that was a lot of fun to see,” the 45-year-old shared.

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Neve Campbell had spinal surgery after Skyscraper

Actress Neve Campbell had to undergo surgery on her spine after starring in action film Skyscraper. The Scream star has had issues with her back linked to her dancing past for years, and the new film only made matters worse. “I had spine surgery, I h…

Actress Neve Campbell had to undergo surgery on her spine after starring in action film Skyscraper.

The Scream star has had issues with her back linked to her dancing past for years, and the new film only made matters worse.

“I had spine surgery, I have a cage in my spine now, I’m, like, the bionic woman,” she told U.S. chat show Good Morning America on Thursday (12Jul18). “I had to carry Noah, the adorable little boy (in the movie), he’s little, but he’s, like, 65 pounds. I was a dancer, so my back was already a little compromised, but that was, like, the straw that broke the camel’s back.”

Neve stars alongside Dwayne Johnson in the disaster thriller about a former FBI agent and amputee, who has to save his loved ones from the tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong after terrorists raid the building.

Skyscraper was written and directed by filmmaker Rawson Thurber, with Johnson also serving as a producer, and Dwayne previously insisted he was thrilled to have Neve play his heroic movie wife after an extended hiatus from major big screen projects following her work on the Scream horror franchise.

“Neve obviously was amazing in those movies and what a career she’s had, and what an honour and a privilege for us that she’s making her big screen debut again, reemerging onto the big screen with our movie,” he told Good Morning America earlier this month, “and she does a great job of a mama bear who is doing everything she can to protect her babies, and really, what a great job.”

The respect and admiration was mutual as the actress also had nothing but good things to say about working with Johnson.

“It’s been a blast,” she said. “We had such a great time together, so it’s been an amazing film to be a part of.”

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Scream fan Dwayne Johnson tried to play it cool with Neve Campbell

Dwayne Johnson pretended not to know the name of Neve Campbell’s hit Scream franchise to play it cool when the Skyscraper co-stars met for the first time. The wrestling icon-turned-Hollywood action man admits he was a huge fan of the actress’ performa…

Dwayne Johnson pretended not to know the name of Neve Campbell’s hit Scream franchise to play it cool when the Skyscraper co-stars met for the first time.

The wrestling icon-turned-Hollywood action man admits he was a huge fan of the actress’ performance in the scary movies, but he didn’t want to make a fool of himself by divulging that information before the pair had gotten to know each other.

“I love Scream and that was one of the biggest reasons why I was trying not to fan boy out when I first met Neve for the first time,” he smiled.

“I kept it really cool, I was like, ‘Hey, you kinda did that movie? What’s that movie called again? Was that the Yell? Oh no, Scream!'”

Dwayne portrays former FBI agent and amputee Will Sawyer in the new disaster thriller, in which he has to save his loved ones from their home in the tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong after it comes under attack by terrorists.

Skyscraper was written and directed by Johnson’s Central Intelligence filmmaker Rawson Thurber, with the hulking star also serving as a producer, and he is thrilled to have Neve play his heroic movie wife after an extended hiatus from major big screen projects following the Scream franchise.

“Neve obviously was amazing in those movies and what a career she’s had, and what an honour and a privilege for us that she’s making her big screen debut again, reemerging onto the big screen with our movie,” he told breakfast show Good Morning America, “and she does a great job of a mama bear who is doing everything she can to protect her babies, and really, what a great job.”

The respect and admiration was mutual as the actress, who last reprised her role as Sidney Prescott in 2011’s Scream 4, had nothing but good things to say about working with Johnson.

“It’s been a blast,” she said. “We had such a great time together, so it’s been an amazing film to be a part of.”

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Dwayne Johnson warns of soaring heart rates during Skyscraper screenings

Dwayne Johnson has warned fans with a fear of heights not to watch his new movie Skyscraper alone, because early previews have sent some viewers’ heart rates soaring. The actor explains audience members have started to wear Fitbit activity trackers to…

Dwayne Johnson has warned fans with a fear of heights not to watch his new movie Skyscraper alone, because early previews have sent some viewers’ heart rates soaring.

The actor explains audience members have started to wear Fitbit activity trackers to screenings of the intense film to monitor their physical reactions to the action thriller, in which Johnson’s character faces a race against time to save his family from Hong Kong’s tallest building, after it comes under attack by terrorists.

“This Fitbit thing is a very real thing that’s happening, we’ve been calling it a ‘Fitbit phenomenon,'” he shared on breakfast show Good Morning America.

“What’s happening is people are going in with their Fitbits, and they’ve been reporting that their heart rates are over 100 sitting down! So, if you have a fear heights or vertigo, you wanna take a friend.”

But his co-star Neve Campbell, who plays his onscreen wife, insists the emotional “rollercoaster” is all worth it.

“I think people who say they are scared of heights are struggling a little bit (during screenings), but I think it’s just… extra adrenaline to watch the movie,” she smiled. “It’s a real rollercoaster ride, and real fun to watch (sic).”

Sending a message to vertigo-afflicted fans, she added, “Good luck, you might need to close your eyes!”

The new project, which opens on Friday (06Jul18), was written and directed by Rawson Thurber, with Johnson also serving as a producer, and he previously revealed filmmakers called in one of the world’s top architects to turn their building design dreams into a reality onscreen.

“We hired Adrian Smith – one of the most notable architects in the world to help us consult and design the tallest and most advanced building on earth. THE PEARL,” he revealed in an Instagram post last month (Jun18).

Sharing Smith’s credentials, he boasted, “Adrian famously designed the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (legit tallest building in the world) as well as the building that will eventually surpass that – the Jeddah Tower, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.”

Dwayne went on to call fictional The Pearl “The Perfect Building”.

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