Scream creator Kevin Williamson is hoping Neve Campbell, who performed Sidney Prescott within the hit horror movies, ultimately makes a return to the franchise after she exited final 12 months on account of wage disputes.
Throughout a latest interview on the Pleased Horror Time podcast, the writer-producer-director stated he “completely respect[s] her opinion,” however he hopes one thing could be found out for future films.
“I do know precisely the place she’s coming from, I do know her properly,” Williamson stated. “I really like and adore her and that’s what she did. It’s proper for her. I really like everybody concerned in Scream and all I can say is, pay her the cash. That’s what I might do, I might give her the cash.”
He continued, “I’m positive there’s a quantity they will agree on that can make them each completely happy, so hopefully sooner or later they are going to determine that every one out.”
Campbell revealed in June 2022 that she wouldn’t be returning for the then upcoming sixth sequel over wage negotiations. Although she stated it was a troublesome choice, she added in a press release on the time, “As a girl, I’ve needed to work extraordinarily laborious in my profession to ascertain my worth, particularly in terms of Scream. I felt the supply that was introduced to me didn’t equate to the worth I’ve dropped at the franchise.”
She later stated in an interview with Individuals journal, “I didn’t really feel that what I used to be being supplied equated to the worth that I deliver to this franchise, and have dropped at this franchise, for 25 years. And as a girl on this enterprise, I feel it’s actually necessary for us to be valued and to struggle to be valued. I actually don’t consider that if I have been a person and had accomplished 5 installments of an enormous blockbuster franchise over 25 years, that the quantity that I used to be supplied could be the quantity that will be supplied to a person.”
Williamson wrote the screenplay for the primary 4 Scream movies however James Vanderbilt and Man Busick took over writing the fifth sequel in 2022. Williamson, who nonetheless serves as an govt producer for the franchise, additionally shared on the podcast what he had deliberate for Sidney if he continued to pen the scripts.
“Scream IV, V, and VI, would have been [about] the love story of Sidney Prescott, and it will’ve been this complete factor of she’s falling in love, she’s going to get married, it’s all based mostly round her marriage when these murders begin occurring once more,” he stated. “It’s like, is that this man that she’s in love with the killer once more? Is she Billy Loomis-ing herself another time? Is she nonetheless making the unsuitable selections? Is she nonetheless selecting the dangerous man?”
Williamson added that if Campbell does return and reprises her position as Sidney, he’s “completely decided” that her character will get a cheerful ending.
Scream VI, which was launched in March, is at the moment streaming on Paramount Plus, and Scream 7 is at the moment within the works with Christopher Landon directing.