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Scream Producer Explains Why The Title Wasn’t Scream 5

Scream director reveals why the movie isn’t titled Scream 5. Well, do you remember the iconic franchise? Of course, you do. However, it’s been exactly a decade that the franchise has been dead just until now. After 2011, directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett are returning once again with the movie dropping in January. Moreover, we will also be seeing some of our favorite actors return such as Neve Campbell (Scream Skyscrapper) Courteney Cox (FRIENDS), and David Arquette (Bone Tomahawk). However, one might think why the movie isn’t titled Scream 5? Well, it looks like the executive producer has some answers for us. Check it out!

Here’s Why The Movie Is Title Only ‘Scream’

Fan made poster of the upcoming movie Scream
Fan-made poster of the upcoming movie Scream

Executive producer Kevin Williamson recently shared his thoughts during his recent interview with US Weekly. While the excitement remained intact about the movie and the returning cast, Williamson explained why the movie wasn’t called Scream 5:

“Well, it was always Scream 5 because it’s the fifth one. So I think we just threw that name out, but I don’t think they ever seriously were going to call it a Scream 5. I don’t think anybody wanted to see the number five after something. You’d have to ask them – Paramount or whoever, but I think taking the 5 off and calling it Scream [works] because it’s brand new. There’s the legacy cast, and how they infuse this new world and there’s this whole new generation and a new cast of characters that are extremely fun. I think it was a great cast. It’s an amazing group of kids and young talent and they’re very, very good. They pop off the screen, and now our Sidneys and our mature characters who enter into it, they’re the adults. It works really really well.”

Scream executive producer explains the title change
Scream executive producer explains the title change

Williams recently shared his feelings during a virtual reunion event, talking about Scream 1-4 director, Wes Craven. He said:

“I had been really apprehensive about doing one of these films without Wes,” the writer noted. “The directors actually sent me a letter when the offer was sent and said the reason they are directors is because of Wes. So they’re even so honored to even be asked to make this film, and that they’re such huge fans of him and the films themselves, and of the cast, and that they really wanted to honor his voice, which I really, really believe they did.”