In an interview with Movieweb Craven said:
“The odds are that there will be (a Scream 5). It is something that Bob Weinstein wants to do. He tends to do what he wants to do. So I am inclined to think that there will be (another sequel). Whether I will be a part of it or not? I don’t know. My contract gives me the first look. If they show me something that is really wonderful? Of course I will be a part of it.”
Despite each movie in the horror series sharing similar plot lines (all centred around a killer called ‘ghost face’ who is obsessed with torturing main character Sidney and her friends) the films have continued to do well at the box office. The fourth instalment still grossed $97m worldwide – so there is clearly a market for the slasher flicks.
Craven also commented on writer Kevin Williamson:
“Kevin Williamson has been the writer since day one. He has been the writer on all of these projects. At least at the beginning of them. Typically what will happen is that Bob Weinstein or Kevin Williamson will come up with a new idea, and they will pitch it to one or the other. If they both like it, they will toss it around and see if they can develop it into an overarching concept. Then I get the telephone call. They say, “We have something to show you.”
The next film, if it ever comes to fruition, will no doubt create a bit of déjà-vu for viewers but it will probably still make a killing at the box office.