Scream 5 looks set to bring back Neve Campbell's Sidney Prescott

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Do you like scary movies? Over 20 years since the release of the original horror classic Scream, two of its biggest stars have spoken about the upcoming Scream 5, and how likely they are to be involved.

Neve Campbell (who played central character Sidney Prescott) and David Arquette (who played Deputy Dewey) spoke to Entertainment Tonight about the future of the franchise, with Campbell confirming that she's been contacted about reprising her role in the upcoming movie.

However, due to the current coronavirus crisis and its impact on the production of new movies (amongst other things), it remains to be seen what this will amount to.

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"The conversations are being had, that's for sure. There was a lot of talk about it," Campbell said. "I wasn't sure it was going to happen and I was approached six weeks ago, but the timing's not great right now, obviously.

"We're starting conversations, we're starting negotiations, but who knows how and when studios are going to open again."

She added directors Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett had approached her for the movie, and praised their attitude towards the late Wes Craven, who directed the original.

"[They] have such a great respect for Wes Craven... They really want to honour his work. So that's really lovely."

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Arquette was less sure about what Scream 5 will mean for him, but remained excited for a new take on the cult classic.

"I don't know. Who knows, what are they gonna do? Is it a whole new franchise? Are they going to bring back some [characters]?" he said. "Oh it would be exciting! I love playing Dewey so I would always love to be a part of it.

"It'd be a lot of fun to do it again. We'll see, we'll see."

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