David Arquette will be making a return to his character of Sheriff Dewey Riley in the Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett directed reboot of ‘Scream’.
Plot details are being kept top secret for the reboot, but thanks to a statement from Arquette we can expect not just some new faces but some returning ones too.
“I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my ‘Scream’ family, old and new,” Arquette said. “‘Scream’ has been such a big part of my life, and for both the fans and myself, I look forward to honouring Wes Craven’s legacy,” Arquette said.
Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett will direct from a script by ‘Zodiac’ scribe James Vanderbilt and ‘Ready or Not’ scribe Guy Busick. Production is planned to commence later this year when safety protocols are in place.
“I’m excited to reteam with David and work with Jamie, Guy and Radio Silence on the next ‘Scream,’” Original ‘Scream’ scribe Kevin Williamson said. “Their take on the movie is both original, inventive and honours Wes’ legacy in a wonderful way. ‘Ready or Not’ was my favourite horror film of last year and I can’t wait to see what their amazing talents bring to the ‘Scream’ universe. I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”
The original movie was released in 1996 and was directed by Craven. It starred David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, and Drew Barrymore. The slasher follows the character of Sidney Prescott (Campbell), a high school student in the fictional town of Woodsboro, California, who becomes the target of a mysterious killer in a Halloween costume known as Ghostface.