Scream's Neve Campbell says she "wasn't certain" she wanted to return in fifth movie

Stephanie Chase
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It's been over two decades since we were first asked, "Do you like scary movies?" but now a new instalment in the Scream franchise is on the way.

While the first four movies were directed by the late Wes Craven, this time around Ready or Not's Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are taking over the reigns.

And while we don't know what the new movie's plot will be, it looks like Neve Campbell's Sidney Prescott could make an appearance.

But speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Campbell admitted that she had doubts about making another Scream movie without Craven.

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"I definitely had a period where I was thinking it would just be too odd to do a movie without Wes, and I wasn't certain that I would want to do that," she said.

"But, I think enough time has passed. I got this really, really respectful letter from the directors [Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett] of the new one.

"They came to me with Scream 5, and these directors are incredibly talented."

Neve explained that in the letter the directors said Craven and the Scream films inspired their whole career and they wanted to "honour and respect Wes' vision."

"I had really thought that the only way I'd step into a new project with new directors is if they really wanted to honour him," she continued.

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Campbell added that she hasn't signed on for the movie yet and with the current coronavirus pandemic it's hard to predict what the future holds.

"We're just in the beginning phases of negotiations, and we'll have to see where it goes with COVID and everything," she said.

"There are a lot of things up in the air, such as when we'll actually get to make the movie and how we can even reenter this business at the moment."

Earlier this month David Arquette (who played Deputy Dewey) said he'd be up for a return to the franchise.

"I love playing Dewey so I would always love to be a part of it," he said. "It'd be a lot of fun to do it again. We'll see, we'll see."

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