“Scream”: Neve Campbell will not be part of the sixth installment

"Scream": Neve Campbell will not be part of the sixth installment

“Scream 5”: This would have been Neve Campbell’s last film within the franchise. (Paramount Pictures)

Could there be a new version of scream without Neve Campbell? Everything would give to think that no. The truth is that the actress decided to expose her decision through a statement that was published in the magazine Variety in which he explained why he will not return to the franchise.

“Unfortunately, I will not be doing the next movie of scream. As a woman, I have had to work very hard in my career to establish my worth, especially when it comes to scream. I felt that the offer presented to me was not equivalent to the value I brought to the franchise. It has been a very difficult decision to move forward. To all my fans, I love you. They have always been incredibly supportive of me. I will be eternally grateful to you and what this franchise has given me over the last 25 years.”

The classic Ghostface costume that became the emblem of "Scream."  (Paramount Pictures)
The classic Ghostface costume that became the emblem of “Scream.” (Paramount Pictures)

Let us remember that this issue was an issue that came to light when the #MeToo and #TimeIsUp movements began to be denounced. Both currents put on the table issues that were known but hidden. Some extremely serious such as sexual abuse and labor pressures, and also those that referred to the difference between the salaries between actors and actresses.

Until now, the companies producing the film, Paramount Pictures Y Spyglass Media, did not generate any response to the statement issued by Campbell. The sixth installment of scream It would begin filming in the coming months (July/August of this year) and is scheduled to be released on March 31, 2023, when it would hit theaters. Clearly, with the output of Campbell of the story, the cards must be shuffled again, as far as the script and the plot are concerned.

Neve Campbell reprized her role as Sidney Prescott in "Scream 5," but she won
Neve Campbell reprized her role as Sidney Prescott in “Scream 5,” but she won’t be part of the sixth installment. (DIMENSION FILMS)

The last film in the saga took the original name of the 1996 film, Scream, and had a cost of 25 million dollars, but managed to raise 140 million worldwide. A more than auspicious number. Let us remember that Sidney returned in this film (Campbell) along with the stable cast of the other installments: Marley Shelton, Courtney Cox Y David Arquette. They joined Melissa Barrera (In the Heights), Jenna Ortega (Jane the Virgin), whom we will soon see as Merlina in the new series of Netflix, Dylan Minnette (13 Reasons Why) Y Jack Quaid (TheBoys).

Those who are already confirmed for scream 6 are Cox, Ortega, Barrera Y Hayden Panettiere. In statements to Entertainment Tonight, Ortega referred to the new film and said: “I just read part of the script, and it becomes more and more bloody. I think this is probably the most aggressive and violent version of Ghostface that we’ve ever seen, and I think it’s going to be a lot of fun to shoot.”

Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott) and Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers) appeared together again in "Scream 5".  (BROWNIE HARRIS/Paramount)
Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott) and Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers) appeared together again in “Scream 5”. (BROWNIE HARRIS/Paramount)

The directors will be again Matt Bettinelli-Olpin Y Tyler Gillettwhile the script will be in charge of James Vanderbilt (Murder Mystery, Zodiac) Y Guy Busick (Ready or Not, Castle Rock).

What will happen then with the role of Sidney? Will his role continue? Will they choose another actress? These are all questions that will be answered in the coming days when filming begins. scream 6.