We don’t know if a new Scream trailer will ever come out , but in the meantime Paramount Pictures is using the commercials to sip some unedited scenes: just think of the recent promo in which Ghostface wore a metal mask and brandished a flamethrower, so to speak.
Even today’s spot has a little something new. Sidney Prescott ( Neve Campbell ) says “whatever the link to our past, it brought us all back here.” Indeed, it appears that the killer’s goals are connected to the events of the first film, but we don’t know how or why. However, Ghostface “is always one step ahead” of our heroes, so his plan must have been carefully worked out.
The new incarnation of the killer will target Sam Carpenter ( Melissa Barrera ) and other Woodsboro boys, forcing Sidney , Dewey ( David Arquette ) and Gale ( Courteney Cox ) to return to action to stop him. Some time ago, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (the same of Till Death Do Us Part ) declared that the new film is a love letter to the original , and that the first trailer is full of red herrings .
The US release is expected on January 14, 2022 , while the Italian one is not yet available; However, it is known that Eagle Pictures will handle the distribution. You can see the spot below.
Cast includes Neve Campbell ( Sidney Prescott ), David Arquette ( Dewey Riley ), Courteney Cox ( Gale Weathers ), Melissa Barrera , Jenna Ortega , Jack Quaid , Mason Gooding , Dylan Minnette , Marley Shelton , Kyle Gallner , Jasmin Savoy Brown , Mikey Madison and Sonia Ammar .
The screenplay is the work of James Vanderbilt ( Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man ) and Guy Busick ( Til Death Do Us Part, Castle Rock ).
Scream in cinema and on TV
The saga so far has four cinematic chapters, all directed by Wes Craven . The scripts are almost all by Kevin Williamson (the creator of Dawson’s Creek ), apart from the third film, written by Ehren Kruger instead .
The franchise moved to the small screen in 2015, in an MTV series that lasted two seasons. A third season – actually unrelated to the previous two – aired in 2019 on VH1.