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Back in November, it was announced that Scream 5 is in the works. As time continued on, however, Scream fans continued to hear details about the new film, but have not heard an official release date.

Now, Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group have revealed when Scream 5 will likely hit theaters.

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Since the announcement of the Scream sequel last year, we have learned a few key details. Production is set to happen later this year in Wilmington, North Carolina when filming is safe to resume amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Due to this delay, Paramount and Spyglass, who are overseeing the filming, are sharing when Scream 5 will likely hit theaters. As production has not yet begun, Scream 5 is likely to premiere sometime next year. As of now, no official release date or official name for the 5th movie has been shared.

So far, we know that David Arquette is reprising his role as Sheriff Dewey Riley. Reportedly, Spyglass is trying to get other original cast members involved including Courteney Cox and Neve Campbell.

In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Campbell noted that she was nervous about a new installment of Scream at first.

“I got this really, really respectful letter from the directors of the new one,” she says. “I had really thought that the only way I’d step into a new project with new directors is if they really wanted to honor him.”

In the interview, she revealed that she has not officially signed on for the movie yet due to the pandemic.

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Actor and original Ghostface villain in franchise Matthew Lillard also recently shared his interest in returning. At this time, it has not been confirmed if Lillard will be joining Scream 5, and well, it may be hard for him to return. If you remember, his character was supposedly killed off at the end of Scream.

The classic movies were directed by the late Wes Craven. Now, the franchise is being taken over by Ready or Not‘s Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. Plot details are still unknown but the story is being co-written by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak are producing while longtime Scream mastermind Kevin Williamson is executive producing. Chad Villella is also executive producing.

Scream 4 was released in 2011, marking Craven’s final directorial project. It was preceded by Scream 3 in 2000, Scream 2 in 1997 and its debut film in 1996.

What do you think Scream 5 will be about? Are you looking forward to seeing it next year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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