First look at You's Jenna Ortega and The Boys' Jack Quaid in new Scream movie

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First look at You's Jenna Ortega and The Boys' Jack Quaid in new Scream movie

Original stars and new blood come together in the first look images for Scream, the eagerly anticipated sequel in Wes Craven's iconic slasher franchise.

In the run-up to the trailer's release tomorrow (October 12), the movie has unveiled a bunch of stills that boast everything we've come to expect from a Scream outing: a worried-yet-determined looking Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell, reprising the role for the fifth time), a group of unsuspecting high school students and... well, somebody wearing a Ghostface mask.

The new pictures also reveal a first look at new cast members The Boys' Jack Quaid and You's Jenna Ortega, who appear as Richie Kirsch and Tara Carpenter respectively, opposite fellow returning players Marley Shelton, David Arquette and Courteney Cox, who are back as Judy Hicks, Dewey Riley and Gale Weathers in the new instalment.

In The Heights' Melissa Barrera, Booksmart's Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison (Better Things), Sonia Ammar, Kyle Gallner (Jennifer's Body) and 13 Reasons Why star Dylan Minnette can also be glimpsed, as Sam Carpenter, Chad Meeks-Martin, Amber Freeman, Liv McKenzie, Vince, and Wes Hicks, respectively.

While character names are out in the open, and surnames point towards some of them being related, Scream's actual plot remains firmly under wraps.

"We were really careful to protect the big reveal of the movie," co-director Tyler Gillett told Entertainment Weekly recently. "We went as far as to withhold those moments in the script from the actors.

"We wanted everybody involved, to the degree that we could, to be a part of the whodunit. Obviously, you get to a point in the shoot where you have to let the cat out of the bag, but we went pretty far into prep and into production with a surprising amount of secrecy maintained."

Talking about this being the first movie without Craven at the helm, following his death from a brain tumour in 2015, Cox recalled: "From the second I walked on the set, I felt extremely emotional and felt a real missing and longing for him.

"He had such [a] special, kind, and caring quality about him, not to mention his incredible talent as a filmmaker. I looked up to Wes immensely professionally but also as a friend. I feel Wes would be so happy with the way Matt [Bettinelli-Olpin] and Tyler have rebooted this franchise."

Scream is expected to hit US and UK cinemas on January 14, 2022.

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