“Scream VII” is back on track with the return of Neve Campbell

In a dramatic turn of events, Neve Campbell returns to the world of… Screaming, the latest development for a franchise that only a few months ago seemed to be on the ropes. Campbell's return was particularly noteworthy, as she sat out Sixth scream Due to a salary dispute with producer Spyglass.

Campbell announced on Instagram that in addition to her return, Kevin Williamson, the godfather of the franchise, will direct the film. Williamson is the creator of the series, having written the original screenplay by Wes Craven, as well as… Screaming 2 And scream 4. Jay Busiek, author of the novel 2022 Screaming And Sixth screamwill take over writing duties from James Vanderbilt, who is busy directing the film Nuremberg.

Seventh batch of Screaming It faced multiple setbacks, including the loss of star Jenna Ortega, the firing of star Melissa Barrera, and the exit of director Christopher Landon.

The addition of Campbell adds new life to the feature, as her character Sidney Prescott has been the heartbeat of the series since the first season. In 2022, when talks over pay collapsed, she said in a statement: “As a woman, I have had to work extremely hard in my career to establish my value, especially when it comes to… Screaming. I felt that the offer I was given did not equal the value I brought to the franchise.

Filmmaking trio Radio Silence has revitalized the franchise for 2022 ScreamingWhich featured Campbell. Fourteen months later, they were released Sixth screamwhich broke the series' record for largest opening weekend with an opening of $44.5 million. Sixth scream It is marked with a star Screaming Survivors Melissa Barrera, Jasmine Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, and Jenna Ortega, along with returning franchise stars Hayden Panettiere and Courteney Cox. Radio Silence will executive produce this film, with producers including Vanderbilt along with his Project X Entertainment partners William Sherak and Paul Neinstein.

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The late director Wes Craven directed the first four installments Screaming Features, debuting in 1996 and skewing some of the same horror genres that Craven helped introduce throughout his career. The fifth batch in 2022 picked up the baton as first Screaming film since Craven's death in 2015 and has proven that he can thrive for a new generation of viewers.

Williamson, who directed the 1999 film Teaching Mrs. Tingle, is repped by CAA and Felker Toczek. Busick, who co-wrote the upcoming horror film Radio Silence Abigail, and is represented by Gotham Group, A3 Artists Agency and Jackoway Austen. Campbell is represented by Gersh, Anonymous Content and attorneys Johnson Shapiro.

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