When it was revealed over the summer that the “scream queen” Neve Campbell, would not be reprising his iconic role as Sidney Prescott in Scream VIfor the first time in the history of the slasher saga, as a result of a salary dispute with the Paramount Pictures and Spyglass studios, many of us wondered how he was going to do Scream to be able to continue the story without its central axis.
Now, with the full marketing campaign underway for the new sequel, the co-directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin y Tyler Gillett, and the producer Chad Villella –which together form Radio Silence– talk to Total Film (via Games Radar) on whether the actress’s absence was taken with concern, and how they went ahead with a new story:
Villella: “I wouldn’t say worried. But we are big fans of Neve Campbell and what Sidney Prescott is in the Scream universe. Everything we did in Five [Scream 5] it was because we were fans of his for years and years and years in the legacy of Scream. So I think ‘worried’ is not the right word. We played the hand we were dealt. And we’re very, very proud of the movie we made.and the way the entire cast came together and collaborated on this new one and creating that thing and keeping that family element alive was very important to us.”
Bettinelli-Olpin: “Yes, We really had to explore and do a lot of character development on this one. It was a lot of fun creating these new characters in a cool and exciting way. As Tyler was saying, watching that family grow on camera and off is just a wonderful experience.”
And on a possible return of Neve as Sidney:
“It’s Scream, of course it is! We brought Billy Loomis back!”
Scream 6 It has a cast headed by Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, y Jenna Ortegareprising their roles as Sam Carpenter, the twins Mindy and Chad Meeks-Martin, and Tara Carpenter, respectively, the survivors of Scream 5.
This is the description that the studies handle of the sixth installment:
“It continues with the four survivors of the murders of Ghostface as they leave Woodsboro behind and start a new chapter.”