It’s been confirmed that the fifth Scream will not be called 5cream like many fans thought of….but simply called…..SCREAM.
Yes, Ghostface is following in the footsteps of Michael Myers as his 2018 horror return went back to his roots and was simply called Halloween…..even though some fans have tagged the year 2018 at the end.
Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin who brought the brilliant fan pleasing Ready Or Not to the genre and have taken over from the deeply missed Wes Craven in the directing duties have talked about how excited they are in being involved with such a beloved project.
Gillet told JoBlo Horror News:
Everything we know and understand about this tone, we learned from Kevin and Wes. That’s not hyperbole in any way, shape, or form, they taught us everything we know and everything we love about this tonal tightrope of making something that’s scary and funny and emotional and meaningful and thematically rich. It feels like they make it seem effortless, Kevin and Wes.”
There would be no Ready or Not without Scream,”
Producer William Sherak admitted that the success of Ready Or Not was pivotal in the hiring of the talented duo.
Hitting that tone as well as they hit it was really a positive for us as we went out to the legacy cast… They had the material that said, ‘We can straddle a tone where something can be truly scary and still have fun with it,’ and there aren’t a ton of filmmakers out there who have done that, tried to do it, or have done it successfully… That helped significantly with the legacy cast to be able to say, ‘Okay, if I’m going to come back in with somebody that isn’t Wes, they have the chops to do it.'”
While all this is exciting news and it’s great that the sequel has finished filming, we still need to remind ourselves that the film is not due for release until January 2022.
It’s going to be a long wait!!