‘Scream’ Red Carpet Premiere Scrapped Over Omicron Concerns (EXCLUSIVE)

Sorry, Sidney — Paramount Pictures is just not shifting ahead with a deliberate purple carpet premiere for the newest installment of the “Scream” franchise.

Given the tidal wave of the omicron variant, the occasion initially scheduled for Jan. 11 won’t proceed, a notice to invited company stated on Thursday. The premiere was anticipated to convene horror icons Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette with their supporting forged and filmmaker collective Radio Silence (“Ready or Not”) in Los Angeles.

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Press- and radio-promoted screenings, in addition to the large theatrical launch of the fifth title within the hit collection created by Wes Craven, will nonetheless proceed on the massive display screen as deliberate.

In “Scream,” we return to the traumatized group of Woodsboro 25 years after a collection of grisly murders impressed 4 sequels (and entered the ghostface-masked killer into the style corridor of fame). Campbell, Cox and Arquette all reprise their authentic roles, alongside newcomers Melissa Barrera, Kyle Gallner, Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison, Dylan Minnette, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Sonia Ammar.

Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, aka Radio Silence, are directing. Campbell spoke overtly about her hesitance to return for a brand new movie, however a letter from the administrators sealed the deal.

“They actually wrote me a letter and they said they basically are directors because of [the ‘Scream’] films,” Campbell advised Variety. “They are directors because of Wes Craven and they’re really so excited to be a part of these films and what an honor it is to do them, and that they really want to do justice to Wes and honor his legacy.”

Original author Kevin Williamson, Chad Villella, Gary Barber, Peter Oillataguerre, Ron Lynch, Cathy Konrad and Marianne Maddalena are government producers. William Sherak, James Vanderbilt and Paul Neinstein produced the mission, which is slated to open large on Jan. 14.

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