Wes Craven successfully subverted the horror genre he helped create when Scream hit the big screen in 1996. Paramount Pictures is looking to return to that world and they have recruited the ultimate “final girl” to be a part of their Scream relaunch.
According to Deadline, actress Neve Campbell is returning to Woodsboro for the next Scream outing as the character she originated in Wes Craven’s original slasher, Sidney Prescott. Campbell will be joining other returning cast members David Arquette as Dewey Riley and Courtney Cox as Gail Weathers. Jack Quaid, Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega join the cast as new potential victims/killers.
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of Radio Silence released a statement about the news saying; “It’s hard to express how much the character Sidney Prescott shaped our love of movies and to have the chance to work with Neve is truly a dream come true. It just wouldn’t be a ‘Scream’ movie without Neve and we’re so excited and honored to join her in Woodsboro.”
Campbell expressed her relief in Radio Silence’s respect for the world Craven created and her return to the role saying; “I am beyond excited to step back into the role of Sidney Prescott and return to Woodsboro.”
The latest in the Scream franchise is expected to hit theaters January 14, 2022.