Scream star teases Ghostface twist in new movie

Louise McCreesh
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From Digital Spy

Scream spoilers follow

Scream star David Arquette has teased a big Ghostface twist in the next movie.

The actor plays Woodsboro Sheriff Dewey Riley in the iconic horror franchise, which will return for its fifth outing next year.

The "fresh new movie" will be directed by Ready or Not filmmakers Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin – and, this time around, there's a Ghostface twist.

Photo credit: Shutterstock
Photo credit: Shutterstock

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Speaking recently, Arquette revealed there are some "great things" about the infamous killer in the fifth iteration of the Scream franchise, and teased that Ghostface will be back with a few extra tricks in store.

"There's some great things about Ghostface and his costume," he told Yahoo! Movies.

"There's more technological advances you can use now, and the fabric we have in this one is probably a little more advanced than the fabric they had when we first did it.

"I'm really excited for it – and for the fans."

Could Arquette's use of the male pronoun also indicate the killer this time around is male-identifying?

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Photo credit: Dimension Films

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Officially titled Scream, the new film also welcomes back Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox and is the first in the series not to be directed by Wes Craven, who sadly passed away in 2015.

"It was tough to broach this role," Arquette said of returning to work on Scream without Craven.

"We all have a deep love for Wes so it was really important we all learned where Matt and Tyler were coming from. Wes inspired them to be filmmakers. They really did honour his work and I think they did a great job. We fell right back into it, and it felt elevated."

Photo credit: Miramax
Photo credit: Miramax

Scream also stars 13 Reasons Why actor Dylan Minnette, The Boys' Jack Quaid and You star Jenna Ortega. Additionally, Scream 4's Marley Shelton reprises her role as Dewey's fellow deputy, Judy Hicks.

Scream will hit cinemas in January 2022.

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