It’s official! David Arquette is going to return to the Scream franchise once more for Scream 5.
Arquette, who is set to reprise his role as Deputy Dewey Riley, revealed the news in a statement via The Hollywood Reporter (THR). Read Arquette’s statement in full below:
“I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my Scream family, old and new. Scream has been such a huge part of my life, and for both the fans and myself, I look forward to honoring Wes Craven’s legacy.”
In case you’re unaware, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett will direct the movie. James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick wrote the script, whilst original Scream writer and co-creator Kevin Williamson is onboard as executive producer.
Production on Scream 5 is set to start this year in Wilmington, North Carolina once the Coronavirus (Covid-19) safety measures have been lifted.
UPDATE: This news suggests to us that this is a straight Scream sequel instead of the rumoured reboot.