WILMINGTON, NC—It’s official: “Scream” has wrapped production at EUE/Screen Gems Studios on 23rd Street.
On Nov. 18 Kevin Williamson, the original writer of the movie franchise, tweeted pictures with its well-known stars Neve Campbell, who plays protagonist Sidney Prescott, and Courteney Cox, who reprises the role of reporter Gale Weathers.
Though Williamson didn’t write the fifth film — James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick did — he gave a shout out to the franchise’s founder, the late Wes Craven. He noted Craven would approve of bringing back the fictional town of Woodsboro to fans, and especially praised directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpen and Tyler Gillet. Both directors told Gizmodo on Nov. 18 they studied Jordan Peele’s current work in “Get Out” and “Us” as modern influences on the 25-year slasher-film franchise.
“Scream” set up shop locally in August. It filmed at locations like Country Club Road, Williston Middle School and on the Screen Gems lot in October and November.
The movie is slated to open on January 14, 2022.
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