A new featurette offers behind-the-scenes looks at the new installment of Scream while returning actors Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette reminisce about the first film.
One week before the 2022 premiere of the fifth entry in the Scream franchise, a clip titled "Return to Woodsboro" was posted to YouTube. In it, Campbell, Cox and Arquette discuss the impact of the films from the beginning and their excitement for the new one. Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett also chime in, and several shots from the film are interspersed with making-of footage. "That first Scream will always be looked up to and looked back at," Cox says in the clip.
The featurette starts with the iconic opening scene from the original Scream in 1996 -- that first fateful call from the Ghostface Killer to a young woman alone in her home. Cutting back to the new film, it's Dewey (Arquette) on the phone. "Sid, it's happening again," he says in between shots of a clapboard and monitors from the set. Co-director Bettinelli-Olpin adds, "We can't do this new Scream justice if all three [actors] don't come back."
Arquette talks about his excitement for Sidney (Campbell) being even more of a "badass" this time around and for audiences to see the progression of the beloved leads. There looks to be a lot of development for Dewey in this film, according to Campbell. "It's really nice to see his journey," she says. Cox also promises that part five is "really scary."
An earlier interview revealed Cox's Gale has a new job on a morning show, and Sidney has a new home away from Woodsboro. "She's living out of her hometown," Campbell said. "She lives away. And she has a happy life. And that's all I can tell you!" Arquette also confirmed Dewey's limp is back in this film after disappearing in the fourth. "He's got his limp back; I can give you that much!"
Melissa Barrera (In the Heights) and Jack Quaid (The Boys) are just two of the new cast members involved in the murder and mayhem set to come to Woodsboro this time around. As with every other installment, there's sure to be misdirection and paranoia built into the story so audiences will never be sure which of the characters is the Ghostface Killer this time. As the new tagline reads, "It's always someone you know."
Scream comes to theaters on Jan. 14, 2022.
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