It’s Rumored That Neve Campbell Has Successfully Negotiated Herself Back Into The “Scream” Franchise
Ghostface better watch their back, because Sidney Prescott might be after them again. Neve Campbell announced last month that she would not be in Scream 6 after Paramount Pictures tossed her an embarrassingly low offer during salary negotiations. Well, Paramount might have realized that they fucked up harder than Tatum Riley trying to escape through that doggy door in Scream because there’s a rumor going around the internet that claims Neve has been offered a decent amount of cash to come back for Scream 6.
Scream 6 will be the first Scream movie without Neve Campbell and that’s because she walked away from playing Sidney Prescott over not being enough. Which is fair! Sidney Prescott has carried that series on her back like the mythological Atlas since 1996–and sure she had help from Courteney Cox‘s Gale Weathers, but those bangs from Scream 3 show that Sidney can’t rely on anybody but herself. And her co-stars agree, fellow OG Scream cast members, David Arquette, Matthew Lillard, and Jamie Kennedy, all say that Neve needs to get her dues. And in fact, Jamie saw a script of Scream 6 and Sidney had a big part, so it’s time for some heavy re-writes! Forcing writers to work more instead of paying a woman what she deserves? Genius!
Are you a fan of the Scream franchise who is just itching at seeing Sidney Prescott square off against a killer in a Ghostface mask once again next year in Scream 6? Okay well, bad news for you then, because Neve Campell, who has played Sidney Prescott since the first Scream movie was released in 1996, won’t be returning for the 6th film. And it’s not because she’s so damn tired of cleaning blood off her clothing, or that she’s developed tinnitus from answering the phone so much. It’s because Paramount Pictures allegedly won’t pony up enough money for Neve’s paycheck.
2011’s Scream 4 was a reboot of 1996’s Scream franchise after a lucrative trilogy of slasher films which ended in 2000. Well, it’s been 10 years since the last reboot, so time to do it again, I guess! The new fifth installment, also called Scream, stars OGs Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette and a trailer just dropped for the film due out on January 14. “Do you like scary movies?” I don’t really, so I probably won’t be watching this but if you love watching people get stabbed to death by a regular man in a scary costume who has mastered the elements of surprise and stalking, this is for you!