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It’s a wrap! This morning Kevin Williamson, who created the legendary horror franchise, took to social media to reveal that the highly anticipated horror film has officially wrapped filming in Wilmington, North Carolina. He also revealed the film’s official title will be called…(drumroll please)…Scream.

That’s a wrap on Scream, which I’m excited to announce is the official title of the next film! Nearly 25 years ago, when I wrote Scream and Wes Craven brought it to life, I could not have imagined the lasting impact it would have on you, the fans. (1/3) — Kevin Williamson (@kevwilliamson) November 18, 2020

Even though the film has been shrouded in secrecy, we do know that original cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette are reprising their iconic roles as Sidney Prescott, Gale Weathers and Dewey Riley.

Marley Shelton, who played Deputy Judy Hicks in Scream 4 is also returning. The rest of the cast is fresh meat for Ghostface to gut like a fish.

Williamson tweeted, “I’m excited for you to return to Woodsboro and get really scared again. I believe Wes would’ve been so proud of the film that Matt and Tyler are making. I’m thrilled to be reunited with Neve, Courteney, David and Marley, and to be working alongside a new filmmaking team and incredible cast of newcomers that have come together to continue Wes’s legacy with the upcoming relaunch of the franchise that I hold so dear to my heart.”

Actors on the film were also reprimanded for taking to their social media to reveal familiar faces reprising their roles in the new film that weren’t revealed by the directors. I will not reveal some of the behind-the-scenes leaks on here because the less you guys know the better the surprise.

Scream co-director Matt Bettenelli-Olpin revealed in an interview with Bloody Disgusting that the actors were very hands-on in regards to adding depth to the sequel, giving ideas to where they felt their characters were at the time.

The cast were also given an incomplete script, and the killer’s identity remained a secret until the last minute. Taking that route proved to be beneficial to the directors.

The directors also worked closely with Kevin Williamson on the script with writers Guy Bisick and James Vanderbilt.

“We sat down with him before we were originally supposed to go into production, and we just spent an afternoon with him. He gave us many really thoughtful pointers, specifically on directing from Wes that he had picked up along the way. Just things to keep in mind while you’re making it so that it truly lives within the Scream world and has that DNA, and isn’t just a copycat or facsimile. It’s something that we really brought with us throughout this process,” Bettinelli-Olpin says.

Also from the looks of things, it looks like the new film is returning to Stu Macher’s (Matthew Lillard) home from the first film. So does that mean that Stu survived taking a TV to the face? Or is Scream taking the Halloween Kills approach with the inclusion of flashback sequences?

I guess we’ll find out when Scream, which was directed by Betenelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Radio Silence) hits theaters on January 14, 2022.

I loved Ready Or Not, and what I’ve been hearing so far, I’m very excited to see what Radio Silence has done with Scream. I just hope it’s as scary, funny and suspenseful as the first two movies, because those are my favorites.

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