» Scream 5 » almost felt like a » Scream » class reunion. Because even if a new teenage clique around Sam (Melissa Barrera), Mindy (Jasmin Savoy Brown), Chad (Mason Gooding) and Tara (Jenna Ortega) was the focus of the plot, the franchise veterans Sidney Prescott ( Neve Campbell ), Gale Weathers ( Courteney Cox ) and Dewey Riley ( David Arquette ) get back into the fight with the mask killer Ghostface.
Anyone who was looking forward to seeing all their beloved characters again in » Scream 6 » must now be very strong: Because unlike «Friends» cult actress Courteney Cox and «Scream 4» star Hayden Panettiere , who are responsible for the The latest offshoot of the horror series has already been confirmed, Neve Campbell will not slip into the role of Scream Queen Sidney Prescott again due to failed salary negotiations !
Statement by Neve Campbell
As Deadline reports, the actress announced her surprising exit after failed contract negotiations for her participation in a sixth part of the series with the following statement:
» Unfortunately, I won’t be involved in the next ‘Scream’ movie. As a woman, I’ve had to work extremely hard in my career to establish my worth, especially when it comes to ‘Scream’. I felt that the offer I was made did not match the value I brought to the franchise. «
Nevertheless, Neve Campbell thanked her fans who have remained loyal to her and her character for 25 years. Although it wasn’t an easy decision, now is the time to move on as an actress.
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Can «Scream» even work without Sidney Prescott?
How and if «Scream» will work without Sidney Prescott remains to be seen. At least the script, which is already well advanced, has to be revised again shortly before shooting begins. Outside of the production, nobody knows how big the role of Sidney should be this time — and it’s also difficult to say how massive the changes will be.
In any case, it’s a blow to the franchise’s old fans, to whom Scream and Neve Campbell seem inextricably linked — as opposed to those who only joined the franchise with Scream 5 and probably have fewer problems with it will have the exit.
«Scream 6»: Bloodier than ever?
In any case, it seems as if the new part of the series should strike a different key anyway and be much bloodier than its predecessors. As Jenna Ortega , who plays horror film expert Tara Carpenter in the film, announced in an interview with Entertainment Tonight , Ghostface is supposed to be much more brutal and aggressive in «Scream 6»:
“Ghostface is getting a lot scarier. I just finished reading part of the script and it just keeps getting bloodier. I think that’s probably the most aggressive and violent version of Ghostface we’ve ever seen […]»
Directed by Scream 5 creators Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett , Scream 6 will directly follow the events of its predecessor. The new installment follows Sam, Mindy, Chad and Tara as they leave Woodsboro behind and begin a new chapter. The screenplay is again by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick.
«Scream 6» is scheduled to start in German cinemas on March 30, 2023. Whether Neve Campbell’s exit could possibly lead to delays in production cannot yet be foreseen.
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