There is an obvious wariness hanging over the new Scream film, namely that it will be the first film in the series not to be directed by the late-and-great Wes Craven (who passed in August 2015 from a brain tumor). However, with the well-noted horror duo Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett at the helm (who have directed the acclaimed horror film Ready or Not and created the V/H/S horror franchise), there is a noted change of style. There is also potential for a strong impression that doesn't simply copy the formula of the first four films that Craven guided.
This style becomes prominent in the new featurette "Return to Woodsboro" that not only seems willing to mess with the established dynamics of the original trio of characters, but there is a noted change in the approach to them. Notably, David Arquette's buffoonish character Dewey seems to have been given a more action-focused role while he seems to have also split from Gale (Played by Arquette's real-life ex-wife Courtney Cox). And, of course, Sidney (Played by Neve Campbell) seems to have come full circle as a now-hardened fighter who has grown tired of Ghostface's games. Check it out below:
Scream co-stars Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega, and Jack Quaid while Roger L. Jackson reprises his role as the voice of Ghostface. The film is scheduled to hit theaters next week on January 14th.