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:

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.