November 12, 2012
Director Wes Craven: 'No news on 'Scream 5' yet'
And the director asks his Twitter followers: 'You really want another one?'
Director Wes Craven has taken to Twitter to deliver an update on Scream 5.
Last year's Scream 4 reactivated the slasher franchise after an 11-year break. Directed by Craven from a script by original writer Kevin Williamson, it teamed series veterans Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette with a posse of present-day teen stars including Rory Culkin and Hayden Panettiere.
Scream 4 failed to match the success of its predecessors, but the sequel still took a creditable $97 million (£61 million) worldwide after opening in cinemas in April 2011. That September, Craven admitted that a fifth film was more than a possibility, saying: "Odds are that there will be a Scream 5."
Earlier today (November 12), in his first flurry of tweets since January this year (2012), Craven confirmed that the next sequel has yet to move forward. He posted:
No news on Scream 5 yet. You guys really want another one?— Wes Craven (@wescraven) November 12, 2012
Meanwhile, this June (2012) it was reported that MTV is hatching plans for a Scream TV series. It is unknown whether Craven and Williamson will play any part in its development.
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