Wes Craven says that 'Scream 4' was first in a new trilogy

Horror director Wes Craven has revealed that a fifth outing for the Scream franchise is more than just a possibility.

Speaking to MovieWeb about the potential fourth sequel, Craven said:

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. Whether I will be a part of it or not? I don’t know.

He also revealed that, as the director of the first four films, he’ll be given ‘first look’ at the new script once it’s completed.

Craven went on to say, “Going into Scream 4, the first meeting I had with Kevin Williamson, he did sketch out a Scream 5 and 6. The idea was that we were doing the first in a new trilogy.”

The director of A Nightmare On Elm Street also explained that the decision to greenlight any further Scream movies would come down to the profitability of the fourth outing.

From an estimated budget of $40 million (£25.6 million) Scream 4 grossed just under $100 million (£64 million) worldwide. The first trilogy took home, on average, $170 million (£109 million) each.