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David Arquette Says Scream 5 Directors Want To Make A Film Wes Craven Would Be Proud Of

August 23, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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David Arquette is confident that the Scream franchise is in good hands with its new directors, saying Scream 5 is aiming to be something Wes Craven would be proud of. Arquette, who along with Courteney Cox is confirmed to return as Dewey and Gale in the film, spoke with Corpse Club (per EW) about the upcoming film, which will be directed by Ready Or Not helmers Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. Arquette says that the two are set to make a film that lives up to the legacy of Craven, who directed the first four Scream films and passed away in 2015.

“I talked to the directors and they were huge Wes fans,” Arquette said. “He’s been a huge inspiration for them their whole career. So, they have their hearts in the right place, they want to do something that he’d be proud of. And then the fact that Courteney’s coming back and hopefully Neve comes back as well — there’s something healing about that, for us to be able to carry on these films that he’s done, and just keep telling stories. I mean, he was an incredible storyteller, but beyond that, he was just one of the greatest humans that I’ve ever met in my life. He was so supportive, he was incredibly smart, soft spoken, he was a bird watcher, which is so funny to learn, he loved music and was really supportive… I miss him a lot. It will be hard and we’ll think about him a lot. But it will also feel good just to be back in his world that he created.”

Also announced for the film thus far are Jenna Ortega and Melissa Barrera, who have both signed for unknown roles. Neve Campbell has been in talks to return as Sidney for the movie, which is set to begin filming this fall and hit theaters next year.