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Actor Neve Campbell says she had apprehensions about reprising her fan-favourite character of Sidney Prescott in upcoming Scream 5 without filmmaker Wes Craven at the helm.
Hailed as the “Master of Horror”, Craven had started the franchise with 1996 slasher Scream, featuring Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette in the lead.
The film, which turned out to be a huge blockbuster, spawned three sequels over the years — Scream 2 (1997), Scream 3 (2000) and Scream 4 (2011) — which were all helmed by Craven. He died of a brain tumour in 2015 at the age of 75. Scream 5 will be the first film in the franchise to not have Craven behind the camera. It will be directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of Ready or Not fame.
In an interview with The Talk, Campbell said she is excited to return to the franchise and reunite with Cox and Arquette. Scream 5 has a script from James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. It is scheduled to be released on January 14, 2022. (PTI)