Neve Campbell Returning For Scream 7 

Finally some good news for the franchise!

The Scream franchise has recently experienced its fair share of ups and downs, or more accurately, mostly downs. So much so that the entire production was labeled a “shambles” by an insider from the crew following the departure of Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, and director Christopher Landon.

With Scream 7 originally intended to conclude the Carpenter sister trilogy, the production has indeed gone back to the drawing board. However, it appears that the only viable path forward was to persuade Neve Campbell to return to the fold. Campbell had previously departed the franchise due to feeling undervalued, citing inadequate payment as the reason, stating that she “couldn’t walk on set feeling undervalued.”

Fortunately, those issues have now been resolved, with the actress announcing via her Instagram that she will be returning to the franchise. Simultaneously, she revealed that Kevin Williamson will be taking the helm as director.

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Campbell wrote on her Instagram: Hi All. I’m so excited to announce this news!!! Sidney Prescott is coming back!!!! It’s always been such a blast and an honor to get to play Sidney in the Scream movies. My appreciation for these films and for what they have meant to me, has never waned. I’m very happy and proud to say I’ve been asked, in the most respectful way, to bring Sidney back to the screen and I couldn’t be more thrilled!!! Well actually I could. While I’ve been so incredibly lucky to make these films with both the master of horror Wes Craven and the wonderfully talented Matt and Tyler team, I’ve dreamt for many years of how amazing it would be to make one of these movies with Kevin Williamson at the helm. And now it’s happening, Kevin Williamson is going to direct Scream 7! This was his baby and it’s his brilliant mind that dreamt up this world. Kevin is not just an inspiration as an artist but has been a dear friend for many years. To the amazing Scream fans, I hope you are as excited as I am. See you on set Kevin Williamson.

Kevin Williamson wrote the first, second and fourth Scream movies, in addition to executive producing the 2022 reboot Scream and its sequel Scream 6. Williamson also took to Instagram to share his own delight: It’s been nearly 30 years since my very first script, Scream, was directed by the legendary Wes Craven. I never would have predicted what it would become. Or that I would be directing the seventh installment of the franchise. I am overcome with gratitude and excitement, and I can’t wait to take this journey with Neve and the entire Scream family as we bring back Sidney Prescott in the next chapter of the Scream franchise. Thank you to all the Scream fans. 

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Other names rumored to join and reportedly on the producers’ wish list include Patrick Dempsey, who previously appeared in 2000’s Scream 3. He is being targeted alongside franchise regular Courteney Cox.

No plot details are known as of yet, but with this casting, it appears that Scream 7 could return the franchise to its Woodsboro roots.

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