The status of the Scream franchise’s future is currently shrouded in uncertainty, as both Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega, who played prominent roles in the franchise, are no longer attached to the upcoming Scream 7.
Furthermore, director Christopher Landon has also departed from the project.
Undoubtedly, the production has faced significant setbacks, leading to a state of chaos for Paramount/Spyglass, who are now desperately trying to salvage the situation.
In a recent November report, it was revealed that the studios are exploring the possibility of reuniting Neve Campbell with the Scream franchise for its seventh installment, and Campbell has expressed her willingness to return, provided certain conditions are met.
Campbell’s absence from Scream VI was primarily due to the financial compensation not meeting her perceived value, making it necessary to address this issue before she entertains the idea of reprising her role as Sidney Prescott in a future cinematic installment.
Given the absence of Barrera and Ortega in Woodsboro, the movie necessitates a fresh protagonist, making it likely that the studios are eager to reintroduce Campbell at any expense. Keep your eyes peeled for further updates on Scream 7 as we uncover them.
This film not only lacks a leading actor but also a director, which means there are many pieces that need to fall into place in order for it to progress. As of our latest update, James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick remain committed to their involvement in the scriptwriting process.