THE Shout the saga continues this weekend when Ghostface pursues the crew in New York, causing all sorts of mayhem that worked great for reviews who screened the film in advance. Our very own Corey Chichizola – a devoted Shout fanatic – called Cry 6 a brutal game-changer for the franchise, and in a specific way, he’s right. The story of the new Shout the films moved away from the OG characters of Dewey Riley (David Arquette), Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox), and Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) to focus on the team that Scream 6 calls “the main four”. And that’s partly because Campbell refused to return for Cry 6 on a pay dispute.

But how could Cry 6 would have used Sidney if in fact the mainstay of the series had worked things out with the studio and agreed to come back? It was a question that we posed at Radio Silencethe filmmakers behind last year Shout and its new sequel. And while they couldn’t get into the studio politics of the decisions, filmmakers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett confirmed that the news reached them very early in the process, which Bettinelli-Olpin continued. explaining:

We had, of course, talked about all the different ways Sidney could be involved. For us, our job there was just to make the film the best we could do. And, you know, we really like Neve, and we like Sidney. And hopefully there’s another Sidney movie down the road. Who knows? But like, when we were on set, it was just like, ‘This is what we work with. How can we expect this audience to care about these characters as much as Wes (Craven) and Kevin (Williamson) made us care about Sidney, Gale and Dewey. And really, that’s what we thought our work was on this one.


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