As promised after the first poster and images released yesterday, the new Scream film has released it's official trailer. In addition, the film's co-director Tyler Gillett explained in a dual interview with his co-director Matt Bettinelli-Olpin over at Empire has finally explained why the new film has chosen to name itself like the original 1996 film:
"It’s not an accident that it’s called Scream. For a multitude of reasons, we’ve had a lot of... feedback... over the choice to call it Scream, all of which is valid. And it wouldn’t be Scream if it didn’t explore itself fully. That’s the nature of the movies. It understands what it is. And this movie is no different – it understands what it is, and how it fits in the lineage of Scream and in modern horror."
This is similar to why the 2018 sequel to the original 1976 horror film Halloween chose to do the same thing. In fact, the synopsis implies that very much the new film has to do with the lineage of the events that transpired in the original film and how that affects the new characters in the new film:
Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.
What will be unearthed in this new film? Check out the official trailer to start guessing:
Scream stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Marley Shelton (reprising her role from Scream 4), Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Mason Gooding, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Dylan Minnette, Mikey Madison, Sonia Ben Ammar, and Kyle Gallner. It is set to open in theaters on January 14th, 2022.