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Neve Campbell Will Return as Sidney Prescott in ‘Scream 7’

The iconic scream queen makes her triumphant return to the ‘Scream’ franchise.

Hello Sidney!

On Tuesday, March 12, actress Neve Campbell revealed on her Instagram that she will return to the Scream franchise as Sidney Prescott in the upcoming seventh installment. In that same announcement, she also posted a photo of the script, which revealed that the original Scream (1996) creator, Kevin Williamson, will return as the director. Guy Busick, who had previously co-written the last two films, will return as screenwriter based on a story he co-wrote with James Vanderbilt. The film has no official release date as of now. 

The Original Development of Scream 7

Scream 7 was first announced in August 2023, with Christopher Landon attached as director. The cast from the fifth and sixth installments, which included Melissa Barrea and Jenna Ortega, was also expected to return. Due to the writer’s and actor’s strikes, things were put on hold, but everything was expected to resume once it was all over. 

The iconic scream queen makes her triumphant return to the ‘Scream’ franchise. Neve Campbell stars as Sydney Prescott in the "Scream" franchise.
Neve Campbell stars as Sydney Prescott in the “Scream” franchise. Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group.

However, things all changed in November 2023 when Melissa Barrera was fired over online posts she made regarding Israel’s occupation of Palestine. Next, Jenna Ortega will also be stepping away from the film due to scheduling conflicts with her series Wednesday (2022-Present). According to Deadline, director Christopher Landon has also exited the film. After all these sudden departures, screenwriters James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick were tasked with essentially starting from scratch with the film.

What Will This New Scream Be About?

Given that these new Scream films focus a lot on sisters Sam and Tara Carpenter (played by Barrera and Ortega, respectively), it is unclear what this new film will be about. The series initially started with Sidney, so it will be interesting to see how it brings her back into the fold. Perhaps the new killers will go after her family? Maybe Patrick Dempsey could return as Sidney’s husband, Detective Mark Kincaid, from Scream 3 (2000)? Only time will tell.

The Scream franchise movies can be found on Max and Paramount. 

The iconic scream queen makes her triumphant return to the ‘Scream’ franchise. Neve Campbell stars as Sydney Prescott in the "Scream" franchise.
Neve Campbell stars as Sydney Prescott in the “Scream” franchise. Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group.

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