The highly-anticipated sixth installment of the iconic horror franchise, "Scream," is set to hit theaters on March 10th, with fans eagerly anticipating the return of Ghostface and the latest chapter in the Woodsboro saga.
The official Twitter profile of the film recently released the trailer, offering a tantalizing glimpse of what's to come.
A New Setting, A New Ghostface
This new sequel promises to be different from its predecessors, with the story taking place in New York, where Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, and Courtney Cox's characters have moved to be closer to friends who fled Woodsboro.
However, the move does not prove to be a safe haven for the trio, as they find themselves once again being pursued by a new iteration of the Ghostface killer. The trailer also teases the return of Hayden Panettiere, who played Kirby Reed in the fourth installment of the franchise.
Ortega, who plays Tara, speaks about her character's arc in the film: "At the top of the film we see my character Tara avoiding her trauma and desperately trying to reclaim her teenage experience and become a normal college student," Ortega said.
"There's a lot of tension between her and Sam, she feels as though she's too protective and unwilling to allow them both to move on. She feels suffocated." One notable absence in this new installment is Neve Campbell, who played Sidney Prescott in the previous films.
Campbell decided not to return to the franchise due to a pay dispute. "As a woman I have had to work extremely hard in my career to establish my value, especially when it comes to 'Scream," Campbell said in a statement to Variety.
"I felt the offer that was presented to me did not equate to the value I have brought to the franchise."
Plot and Character Introductions
While the plot of the new film is being kept under wraps, the cast has teased that the story picks up not long after the previous film ended, with characters desperate for a fresh start.
The filmmakers decided to shoot the sequel right after the fifth film to allow the characters' trauma to be seen better. As is typical in the "Scream" franchise, new characters are also introduced, including actors Samara Weaving and Dermot Mulroney, whose roles have yet to be revealed.