With Wes Craven gone, can the Scream franchise continue? Should it?
It’s been 20 years since Scream changed the game and five years since the most recent installment of the series was released, and many horror fans have spent those five years wondering if we’ll ever see the iconic Ghostface mask back up on the big screen. Every once in a while, one of the key players in the franchise is asked about its future, and since it’s been a while since we’ve heard a peep about the potential-but-unlikely project, we thought you might be interested to read the most recent comments from Kevin Williamson and Neve Campbell.
Speaking with ET Online this week, Williamson and Campbell reflected on the franchise, and naturally, they were asked about the likelihood of its return.
“Wes and I, when we were starting Scream 4, we had plans for Scream 5 and 6,” Williamson told the outlet. “Now without Wes, I feel like you have to sort of answer the questions of how and why, and I don’t know how to do it without Wes and I don’t know why to do it.”
Campbell had much the same answer, but she didn’t rule out Scream 5 entirely.
“It would be tough to do it without Wes,” Campbell said. “His vision was so clear and he was so good. I think it would be painful. It doesn’t mean it would never happen, but it would be challenging. Nobody is talking about it at the moment.”
Williamson also noted that if someone could figure out how to do it, he’d gladly buy a ticket.
On a related note, check out Trace’s list of 8 directors he’d love to see tackle Scream 5!