Paramount snag the distribution rights to Scream 5

Paramount Pictures will distribute the fifth instalment in the “Scream” series, Variety reported today.

While Neve Campbell has been approached to reprise her role as Sidney Prescott in the new film, David Arquette is the only confirmed castmember at this stage – reprising his role as Officer Dewey Riley.

“Ready or Not” helmers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett will direct the flick, with James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick penning the script.  Original “Scream” scribe Kevin Williamson executive produces the film.

Principal photography will kick off in – “Dawson’s Creek” terrain – Wilmington, N.C late summer, with a 2021 release planned.

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