New Scream movie will honour Wes Craven

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The cast of the new Scream movie have promised that the film will honour late director Wes Craven.

Craven directed all of the previous instalments of the franchise, before he passed away in August 2015 after battling brain cancer. As such, the new Scream will be the first instalment he hasn't directed.

His legacy will live on with newcomers Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega and Jack Quaid being joined by Craven's classic Scream trio David Arquette, Courteney Cox and Neve Campbell.

Speaking to Variety, Barrera opened up about the ways new directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett will pay tribute to their predecessor.

Photo credit: Kevin Winter - Getty Images
Photo credit: Kevin Winter - Getty Images

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"Matt and Tyler bring their freshness to it, but we're honoring Wes," Barrera said. "I think it'll make the fans happy, but also bring in a new audience to the movies, which I'm excited about."

Barrera also revealed that the older cast have truly bonded with their younger counterparts while filming the slasher movie.

"Now Courteney is a really close friend of mine," she added. "They're all so incredible and I loved it. I'm so excited for [release in] January."

Courteney Cox previously clarified that although this will be the fifth Scream movie in the franchise, it's not technically Scream 5.

Photo credit: Miramax
Photo credit: Miramax

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"This is Scream. These directors, I mean God, the directors are just incredible," she told The Drew Barrymore Show in May.

"It's a new franchise. It's hip, it's scary, it's just a new Scream. It's not a reboot, it's not a remake, it's just a brand new launch. I think it's gonna be fantastic."

Scream will hit cinemas on January 14, 2022.

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