‘Scream 5‘ has different scripts and montages to avoid leaks
The horror saga has taken secrecy a step further to avoid spoilers ahead of time.
Is THIS the reason ‘Scream 5’ is called ‘Scream’?
In Hollywood, it is common for not all actors in a movie to have access to the full script, regardless of what is relevant to their character. This circumstance leads to paroxysm in the case of projects that receive more media attention and plot aces are kept up their sleeves to surprise their viewers. Two boxes that a movie like Scream 5 stabs.
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Wedding Night), the directors of this new installment of Scream, are employing various strategies so that the details of their revision of the slasher saga created by Wes Craven do not come to light. Something especially delicate if we consider that the film was finished shooting last fall, it is already in post-production and they will still have to wait until January 2022 to hit theaters.
But the surprises that the story was written by Guy Busick (Castle Rock) and James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) may hold, as well as the possible (or possible) identity (or identities) of the new (or not) Ghostface, are safe thanks to the old Trick of having used different versions of the script during filming, in such a way that the cast of the film cannot be sure which one is the real one.
A relatively common strategy that, according to Bloody Disgusting, the directors of Wedding Night have taken even further by proposing different alternative montages of the film in such a way that no one but them can know what the true final montage of the film is. That likely means filming false endings just to mislead.
‘Scream’ in the fight against spoilers.
It is not that Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, or David Arquette, veterans of the saga who return in this fifth part, can be surprised by such precautionary measures. Not even the Scream fans. Recall that the sequel Scream 2 (1997) had to undergo a radical change when Kevin Williamson’s script was leaked and Wes Craven insisted on a massive rewrite of the film at the last minute to ensure that it remained amazing.
Since then, Craven made sure that the whodunit look at the real identity of the killer under the Ghostface mask that the slasher components of the Scream saga are spiced with was kept under lock and key. Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett are certainly staying true to their legacy in that regard.