Back in June last year, Neve Campbell revealed she was set to leave the “Scream” franchise because she wasn’t being properly compensated to return as Sidney Prescott for “Scream VI”.
The filmmakers didn’t recast, rather her character simply didn’t show up in the feature. It didn’t hurt the box-office though, the film making $169 million worldwide and becoming the top-grossing entry in the franchise in North America.
A seventh “Scream” was put into development but has faced numerous challenges and currently sits without the last two film’s leading ladies (Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega) or director Christopher Landon with all having walked from the project.
One of the few ways the troubled production could get back on track would be to bring Campbell back, and the actress told Variety in Los Angeles yesterday that she could see herself returning “under the right circumstances”. Either way, she hopes it continues:
“I honestly don’t have no idea what their plans are. I know a lot has gone on around it and I’m sure they’re spinning a little bit at the moment.
These movies mean a lot to us and they mean a lot to the fans. I go to these conventions sometimes and I meet the fans and they’re frantic about these films. They love them.
These films mean a lot to them and these characters mean a lot to them. So even for their sake, I would love to see it continue.”
At last report, writers James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick are effectively starting from scratch on a script for the film, so it could be some time before Ghostface and whomever he’s hunting come back to screens.