David Arquette: 'Scream 5 in good hands with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 September 2020
David Arquette says 'Scream 5' is in "good hands" with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, although he misses Wes Craven
David Arquette says 'Scream 5' is in "good hands" with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett.
The 'Ready or Not' filmmakers are rebooting Wes Craven's horror franchise and, although star David misses Wes – who died in 2015 – he feels confident that they will do a great job with the new movie.
He told The Hollywood Reporter: "They are huge Wes Craven fans. He inspired them and they love horror films, so I think we are in really good hands that way. But it's going to be sad. I miss Wes. I think about him a lot."
Meanwhile, the flick will see David (Sheriff Dewey Riley) reunite with his ex-wife Courteney Cox as Riley's on-screen partner Gale Weathers.
Arquette recently explained: "I just want to be true to the characters, that's all that really matters to me.
"True to Wes' vision and (writer) Kevin (Williamson's) vision. The filmmakers were fans of the original and it really inspired them. So it's great to see that. I mean, the more I've been in this business and where I'm at now, whenever you can combine something you love... there's something magical that happens.
"And these guys have that sort of approach to horror films. They love the original series, and I think they want to do it justice."
And he hopes Neve Campbell will also return to the horror franchise as Sidney Prescott.
He said': "We have to get Neve, that's the real thing. She's the heart and soul of the 'Scream' franchise, so to get Neve would be a really tremendous thing. Like, I've seen her at conventions and stuff and it's just almost like family. We all have gone through this experience together. I would love for her to be a part of it."