David Arquette Returns to Scream franchise

Actor David Arquette will be back in the role of Sheriff Dewey Riley in the upcoming Scream reboot. Filming is expected to start later this year in Wilmington, North Carolina. Directors Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are on board to helm the reboot from a script by James Vanderbilt, reports variety.com.

“I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my ‘Scream’ family, old and new,” Arquette said, adding: “Scream has been such a big part of my life, and for both the fans and myself, I look forward to honouring Wes Craven’s legacy.”

All the plot details for the reboot are being kept under wraps. However, the attempt is on to rope in legacy cast members. The original Scream was released in 1996 with Neve Campbell starring as Sidney Prescott, the target of the Ghostface killer. Courteney Cox and Arquette co-starred in the four-film franchise, directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson. Sequels were released in 1997, 2000, and 2011.          - IANS