After releasing a barrage of new pics on Monday, Paramount Studios has now decided to release the first trailer for the next “Scream.” Which, we can now see, is totally just a sequel. Not a soft or hard reboot, but an honest to god sequel. I guess someone over at Paramount just doesn’t like the number 5.
We get the three mainstays of the franchise returning. We have Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, and David Arquette all reprising their signature roles. But, let’s be honest, there’s only one face we want to see return and that’s Ghostface. He’s back and he’s doing what he does best, making late night prank calls and stabbing teenagers after. It is, in fact, not a prank bro.
David Arquette’s character in the trailer said that this time feels different. I’d argue it feels the same for the most part. Teens getting hunted by Ghostface, while there being some mild connection to the original murders all the way back from the first film. I sure hope they find a way to add a twist to the tried and true formula. Then again, it’s tried and true for a reason.
Maybe we’ll finally see a gang of Ghostfaces like I’ve been hoping for. If not, well, we’ll at the very least get another solid slasher entry to the storied franchise. “Scream” is expected to release on Jan 14, 2022.