With the upcoming fifth instalment in the Scream franchise recently wrapping up filming, one of the stars of the franchise has penned a tribute to the late director Wes Craven who unfortunately passed away five years ago.
Taking to Instagram, Courteney Cox, who has played Gale Weathers in every instalment in the horror series, commemorated the ending of the filming on Scream 5 (a.k.a. Scream) with a tribute to the horror legend, saying he would be “proud” of what directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett have created.
“Scream just wrapped. This all started 25 years ago directed by the beloved Wes Craven. Walking back on the set 25 years later, I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I found was an incredible new cast and two uber-talented directors. I’m sure Wes will be so proud. Thank you @kevwilliamson for creating this legacy,” Cox said.
Cox isn’t the only returning member of the Scream franchise that has stated that Wes Craven would be proud of the fifth instalment as Kevin Williamson, who wrote all previous Scream instalments and is serving as executive producer on Scream 5, has previously stated the same thing.
“What I love about the new Scream is that it does take a fresh approach,” Williamson said. “It’s this beautiful sort of fresh new movie, but it also has this nostalgic factor that runs through it. That to me was a perfect blend of how to do the next Scream. So that was what I was most excited about. I’m blown away by the directors, and I was really nervous because nobody is Wes Craven. I was really hesitant to even jump on board and be a part of it, and boy am I glad I did because I think it’s going to make Wes proud.”
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Scream 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 cast includes the returning Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott, David Arquette as Dewey Riley, Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers and Marley Shelton as Deputy Judy Hicks alongside franchise newcomers 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), and newcomer Sonia Ammar.