This year’s ‘Scream’ successfully brought the movie series back to screens, featuring a combination of younger cast members (including Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding and Jenna Ortega) and the returning likes of Courteney Cox, Neve Campbell and David Arquette.
We were introduced to the next generation of Woodsboro residents––most of whom had family connections to either past victims or killers––as the reign of Ghostface killings resumed.
With the Radio Silence Team, better known as directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett and producer Chad Villella, back to call the shots (and the stabs), ‘Scream VI’ is looking to break out of the usual locales for the franchise and has its first teaser online.
For a while, all we’ve known of the story is a very basic logline: “following the latest Ghostface killings, the four survivors leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter.”
Thanks to the teaser, we now know that they made it to New York City, aiming to enjoy a Ghostface-free life, though it appears that the horror has followed them.
In an atmospheric Halloween-themed first look at the film, we catch up with the new characters as they ride the subway. Quite why they thought a Big Apple subway train was a safer environment than their suburban upbringing (even given the whole masked killer thing) is something of a mystery; especially since, as the captions here remind us: in a city of millions, no one can hear you scream.
Also on board for this latest movie is veteran Cox, once more back as intrepid journalist Gale Weathers, plus Hayden Panettiere, returning as Kirby Reed, who last tangled with Ghostface-related horror in ‘Scream 4’.
New this time are Samara Weaving (who appeared in the directors’ excellent ‘Ready or Not’), Tony Revolori (from the more recent ‘Spider-Man’ trilogy), Dermot Mulroney, Liana Liberato, Josh Segarra, Jack Champion, Devyn Nekoda and Henry Czerny (also a ‘Ready or Not’ veteran).
Controversially, one person who won’t be on screen (at least at time of writing) is Neve Campbell, who, like Cox is a franchise veteran. She turned down a lowball pay offer to come back again.
“Sadly, I won’t be making the next ‘Scream’ film,” Campbell said in a statement. “As a woman I have had to work extremely hard in my career to establish my value, especially when it comes to ‘Scream’. I felt the offer that was presented to me did not equate to the value I have brought to the franchise.”
Despite rumors of a boosted pay offer to try and tempt her back, there’s no indication as to whether she’s actually shot anything. Perhaps there’s still time for a post-credits scene?
‘Scream VI’ will slash its way into theaters on March 10th.