David Arquette has always been pretty vocal about his interest in reprising his role in Scream if ever given the chance to. And today Peter Oillataguerre, President of Production for Spyglass Media Group, officially made the announcment.
The details are being kept under wrap at the moment, what we do know at the moment though is the film will be an original story co-written by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick with Project X Entertainment’s Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak producing for Spyglass. Original writer Kevin Williamson will act as executive producer with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (of the filmmaking group Radio Silence) directing.
"Just the fact that we get to sit in a room with Kevin Williamson and talk about a new ‘Scream’ movie is a dream come true for me. For years I’ve wanted to see a new ‘Scream’ movie, and now we get to help make one. We want this to be a love letter to the movies Wes and Kevin created together and to the fans." -James Vanderbilt
David Arquette released the following statement following the news.
“I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my ‘Scream’ family, old and new. ‘Scream’ has been such a big part of my life, and for both the fans and myself, I look forward to honoring Wes Craven’s legacy.”
Of course David Arquette may not be the only cast member returning as we revealed Neve Campbell is currently in talks to reprise her role as Sidney Prescott.
Radio Silence issued the the below statement earlier today.
"It’s impossible to fully express how much Wes Craven’s work and the ‘Scream’ movies in particular mean to us as fans and have influenced us as storytellers. Kevin Williamson’s incredible stories have entertained and inspired us for decades and we’re insanely honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the cinematic world Wes and Kevin so brilliantly created together. Jamie and Guy’s amazing script does that legacy justice and we’re so excited to bring the next chapter of ‘Scream’ to life.”
More to follow as we get it.