One of the most promising aspects about the next upcoming Scream film is that it’s intended to be a faithful continuation of the original series. This no doubt means a lot to fans of the franchise, especially considering this will be the first movie made without the involvement of Wes Craven. Interestingly, however, this fifth Scream film has just wrapped filming – and it’s also been given its new official title. And the title is none other than simply Scream.
It’s an interesting choice, considering every past film in the series has simply succeeded in numerical order. But, with films like the 2018 Halloween sequel using such simple titles, it seems both reasonable and appropriate that Scream would do the same. Especially considering this title choice for Scream could be some kind of commentary on the state of sequels and their titles today.
Regardless, original Scream screenwriter Kevin Williamson was happy to share the wrap and title announcement via Twitter. He also included some really nice things to say about the filmmakers and cast involved with the new Scream film:
“That’s a wrap on Scream, which I’m excited to announce is the official title of the next film! Nearly 25 years ago, when I wrote Scream and Wes Craven brought it to life, I could not have imagined the lasting impact it would have on you, the fans. I’m excited for you to return to Woodsboro and get really scared again. I believe Wes would’ve been so proud of the film that Matt and Tyler are making. I’m thrilled to be reunited with Neve, Courteney, David and Marley, and to be working alongside a new filmmaking team and incredible cast of newcomers that have come together to continue Wes’s legacy with the upcoming relaunch of the franchise that I hold so dear to my heart. See you in theatres January 2022.”
Ready or Not directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett directed Scream, taking over for the late Wes Craven who directed the original four Scream films. James Vanderbilt wrote the script with Guy Busick. Original Scream screenwriter Kevin Williamson is executive producing alongside Chad Villella. Project X Entertainment’s James Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak are serving as producers on the film.
Scream is currently scheduled to hit theaters on January 14, 2022. Now that production has wrapped and we know the official title for Scream, let’s hope we’ll have more looks at the film well before its 2022 release date.