Scream is one of the most beloved horror franchises of all time, with the series taking in over $604 million worldwide. There has been talk of ending the saga with Scream 5, but we haven't heard anything about the sequel since 2013. Director Wes Craven passed away back in August, which doesn't bode well for a follow-up to 2011's Scream 4. While we don't know if this slasher finale will ever come together, Entertainment Weekly recently caught up with Neve Campbell, who says she would be open to returning as Sidney Prescott in Scream 5, depending on who the studio brings aboard as a director.
"Wes was so responsible for the success of it and the brilliance of it, and he was a dear, dear friend and a mentor, and I just don't know how I would feel at the moment if it came around again. It would have to be something really special and really different. They'd have to be really convincing about who they decided to bring on as director, and I'd still have to do a bit of soul-searching on that one."
Back in October 2013, Dimension Films president Bob Weinstein revealed that he was "begging" Wes Craven to come back and direct Scream 5 to end the series, so they could focus on the Scream TV series, which was renewed for a second season on MTV last year. We haven't heard anything about the sequel since then, and it isn't known if Dimension Films even has a screenplay written for the project or not. It isn't known if Neve Campbell's co-stars would return for the follow-up as well.
Back in April 2011, just before the release of Scream 4, director Wes Craven revealed that the sequel is intended to be the start of a new trilogy. The director also told us in September 2011 that Scream 5 is definitely happening, although that was the last we have heard about the sequel until now. Scream 4 earned just $38.1 million at the domestic box office, and $97.1 million worldwide, from a $40 million budget.
Neve Campbell currently stars as LeeAnn Harvey on Season 4 of Netflix's hit drama series House of Cards, which started streaming over the weekend. Would you like to see the actress play Sidney Prescott one last time? Or do you think this franchise shouldn't be revived? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more on Scream 5.