With the upcoming fifth instalment in the Scream franchise set to begin filming this month, one of the newest members to the cast has shared her thoughts on the highly-anticipated sequel.
During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, actress Jenna Ortega shared that the upcoming film by directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett will honour the previous instalments by the late Wes Craven and will “fit perfectly” into the franchise.
“It’s crazy! It’s weird too, because when I first started, I said I always wanted to do horror, so this is a huge dream come true,” Ortega said. “I don’t even think there are words in the English language to correctly express how happy, excited and nervous I am for this journey. It’s just so amazing to me. It fits perfectly [in the franchise],” the actress admitted. “Also how incredible that we have the main cast coming back. That is insane to me … throughout the years, the franchise has done really well at calling back and bringing some sort of nostalgic aspects to the script. I’ll definitely say that there are some here.”
However, don’t expect to hear any details about the film’s plot in the near future as the actress claims the project is “super top secret,” but as a fan of the Scream franchise herself, she stated that she was “very, very pleased with how the script has been written and [with] everything that’s to come.”
Scream 5 features a cast including Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott, David Arquette as Dewey Riley, Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers, Jenna Ortega (You, Jane the Virgin), Melissa Barrera (In the Heights), Jack Quaid (The Boys), Dylan Minnette (13 Reasons Why), Mason Gooding (Love, Victor), Mikey Madison (Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood), Kyle Gallner (Ghosts of War), Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers), newcomer Sonia Ammar, and Marley Shelton reprising her Scream 4 role as Deputy Judy Hicks.
Scream 5 is being directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of the filmmaking group Radio Silence (Ready or Not, V/H/S) from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man) and Guy Busick (Ready or Not, Castle Rock). The original writer of Scream, Kevin Williamson, will be returning as an executive producer alongside the third member of the Radio Silence trio, Chad Villella.