Back when Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven hatched the idea for "Scream 4," the duo never intended to stop at one more sequel, as they intended to create an entire new trilogy of films. These plans hit a snag when part 4 was coolly received by audiences and critics, and star Neve Campbell isn't convinced that she'll be returning to Woodsboro any time soon.
In an interview with Collider, Campbell remarked "we'll see" when asked about a fifth "Scream" film before adding that she isn't "so sure they're going to make it, to be honest." She did, however, leave the door open for her involvement by insisting that "she'd have a chat with them about it" if she were approached for another sequel.
This comes on the heels of a general ambiguity surrounding the franchise; back in November, Craven took to Twitter to indicate that there was "no news" about a new film yet and asked if audiences "really want another one."
Assuming the film does happen, it seems unlikely to follow whatever plan Williamson had sketched out; during the production of "Scream 4," rumors persisted that he had been all but pushed out, with significant portions of his scripts having been rewritten by Ehren Kruger. Last February, Williamson said that he wouldn't be a part of a fifth film if it were to go into production.
If audiences are ever set to return to Woodsboro, it might come on the small screen, as news broke over the summer that MTV is developing a weekly series based on the franchise. At the time, producers were hunting for a writer to pen the pilot, and it was "unclear" what role Craven or Williamson would be playing in the potential show.
So far, nothing's come of it, and Craven's musings about "Scream 5" seemingly indicate that it's on his mind; however, between the Weinsteins' lack of commitment and recent comments from those involved, it seems likely that Ghostface won't be stalking theaters again any time soon.