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Scream 5 star David Arquette opens up on his return to the Wes Craven’s horror franchise

The star plays the role of Dewey Riley, a police officer in Woodsboro who faces off against Ghostface numerous times

  • Shilpa S

  • OTTplay

Last Updated: 06.47 AM, Dec 26, 2021

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After almost a decade, David Arquette is stepping back into the franchise that kick started his career, Scream. The star recently opened up about his return to the iconic horror franchise with its upcoming latest instalment, titled Scream.

In an interview with Variety, David revealed that his comeback to the franchise was not surprising for him, as he had always believed that the makers would add another instalment to the franchise although he did not know when. Calling the franchise’s main antagonist Ghostface a ‘horror icon’, David said that given how popular the franchise was globally, it would have been an unwise move had the makers decided to stop adding to it. He also added that since the franchise had also spawned a spin off television show, it kind of felt that the universe had never stopped existing.

The actor also revealed how most fans recognised him from his roles in the franchise, another testament to creator Wes Craven’s legacy. David will reprise his role as Woodsboro police officer Dewey Riley in the new film.

The upcoming film, informally known as Scream 5, is the fifth instalment of the slasher film franchise, created by Craven. The upcoming film will be the first to not have Craven as its director, who died back in 2015.

Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the upcoming film takes place almost 25 years after the events of Scream 4 (2011). The film follows another serial killer taking up the murderous persona of Ghostface, who starts targeting a new group of teens.

David, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Roger L. Jackson and Marley Shelton reprise their roles in the sequel. They are joined by Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega and Jack Quaid.

Scream will be released in theatres on January 14, 2022. There is no update on its OTT release yet.

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