David Arquette, who has acted in such book-based films as Sold, Never Die Alone, Riding the Bullet, Wild Bill, and Cruel Doubt is going to return in one of the most successful horror franchise in film history. He will reprise his role in Scream 5 as Dewey Riley. There is no word yet if he'd still be a sheriff in the fifth installment or not.
The screenwriters of Scream 5 are James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. Paul Neinstein and William Sherak are producing the film for Spyglass. Kevin Williamson will be EP and also executive produce the project. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are directing the feature. Chad Villella will also executive produce Scream 5 with Kevin Williamson. So far the plot of the film is under wraps.
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Here is a statement (thanks to deadline.com) from David Arquette about the project:
"Arquette said, “I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my Scream family, old and new. Scream has been such a big part of my life, and for both the fans and myself, I look forward to honoring Wes Craven’s legacy.”
Here is what the director's statement about the project:
“It’s impossible to fully express how much Wes Craven’s work and the Scream movies in particular mean to us as fans and have influenced us as storytellers. Kevin Williamson’s incredible stories have entertained and inspired us for decades and we’re insanely honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the cinematic world Wes and Kevin so brilliantly created together. Jamie and Guy’s amazing script does that legacy justice and we’re so excited to bring the next chapter of Scream to life.”
Here is Kevin Williamson's statement about the project:
“I’m excited to reteam with David and work with Jamie, Guy and Radio Silence on the next Scream. Their take on the movie is both original, inventive and honors Wes’ legacy in a wonderful way. Ready or Not was my favorite horror film of last year and I can’t wait to see what their amazing talents bring to the ‘Scream’ universe. I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”
Here is screenwriter, James Vanderbilt's, statement about the project:
“Just the fact that we get to sit in a room with Kevin Williamson and talk about a new Scream movie is a dream come true for me. For years I’ve wanted to see a new Scream movie, and now we get to help make one. We want this to be a love letter to the movies Wes and Kevin created together and to the fans."
Source material: deadline.com