There’s a lot of anticipation for next year’s Scream, which will act as a sequel to the original four Scream films while rebooting the franchise. With so much intrigue from fans about the film, it’s always reassuring to know that it will still be following in the footsteps of its predecessors. And while there probably wasn’t any doubt, it can now be confirmed that Scream has been rated “R.” This means that there won’t be any kind of compromise when it comes to the tension and violence that this franchise is known for.
As for those curious about why the film was given such a rating, it isn’t much of a surprise there, either. The new Scream was rated “R” for the following reasons:
“Strong bloody violence, language throughout and some sexual references.”
As stated above, it definitely sounds as though this new Scream film will be appropriately following in the footsteps of its predecessors. This is definitely a good sign ahead of the film’s release date, and we can only hope that the movie continues to live up to high expectations. With that said, fans can stay tuned to ScreenGeek for updates on the upcoming Scream sequel as we have them.
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett directed Scream, taking over for the late Wes Craven who directed the original four 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.
The cast for Scream includes returning cast members David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Marley Shelton, and Roger L. Jackson. The new cast members include Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Mason Gooding, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Dylan Minnette, Mikey Madison, Sonia Ben Ammar and Kyle Gallner.
Scream is currently scheduled to hit theaters on January 14, 2022.