‘Scream 5’ Production Faces Coronavirus Setback

'Scream 5' Production Faces Coronavirus Setback

Scream 5 is hit with a COVID-19 setback.

The filming for Scream 5, starring Neve Campbell, David Arquette, and Courtney Cox, got hit with three coronavirus cases after three crew members on the North Carolina set were diagnosed with COVID-19 infection. However, production is still expected to restart on Monday after shutdown for four days.

Scream 5 remains on track despite losing a few days after three COVID cases were reported owing to the development of a pod/zone solution that many Hollywood movies have followed as per Deadline.

The production is split into several pods that do not physically contact each other. If the infection had hit the main group, which comprised of the central cast, producers, assistant directors, and director of photography, it could be a completely different story, much like The Batman, where the leading guy, Robert Pattinson, tested positive.

Scream 5 crew members who got diagnosed with COVID-19 were promptly quarantined and further tested, while the majority of the cast and crew who’re not a member of the respective pod will continue to film in Wilmington, NC.

Scream 5 is hit with a coronavirus setback.

Scream 5 is hit with a coronavirus setback.
Source: Forbes

Many Hollywood films have resumed their business as usual, with new guidelines such as this being placed in motion in preparation for their release dates.

Meanwhile, the guys on the director chairs for Scream 5 will be Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who were behind the original horror-comedy Ready or Not (2019). This will be the first film in the Scream franchise without Wes Craven‘s direction.

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The iconic director passed away due to a brain tumor back in 2015. The original cast seems to carry complete faith on the new creatives, as nearly everyone has agreed to reprise their characters. David Arquette was the first person to sign on, followed by Courteney Cox, while Neve Campbell officially confirmed her participation in early September.

They are joined by an impressive cast, notably Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Dylan Minnette, and Mason Gooding. You star Ortega, who played Ellie Alves in the Netflix show, recently teased what we can expect in 2022.

It fits perfectly [in the franchise]. Also how incredible that we have the main cast coming back. That is insane to me… Throughout the years, the franchise has done really well at calling back and bringing some sort of nostalgic aspects to the script. I’ll definitely say that there are some here.

Earlier, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett already introduced a bit of Scream vibe through Ready Or Not, where the plot revolved around a newlywed being chased by her in-laws, who are members of a sinister cult.

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Scream 5 currently looks ahead of schedule despite the slight setback. It was initially meant for 2021, but Scream 5 is now expected to release on 14th January 2022.

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