Courteney Cox could “really feel the presence of Wes Craven” in the shooting of the new movie “Scream”.
The 57-year-old actress is set to reprise her role as Gale Weathers in the upcoming fifth horror film – which is simply titled “Scream” – and while she was the first in a series of slashers that Craven died in 2015 at the age of 76, he had directed, “they honored him in every way”.
He said: “You could really feel Wes on the set, it was a lot dedicated to him. They honored him in every way.
“And this is not a sequel, this is a relaunch. It gets all the best stuff from ‘Scream’ and all that.”
Cox believes that the upcoming film is even more “lively” and “scary” than the franchise’s first film, “Scream” in 1996.
He told SFX Magazine: “It’s elevated, it’s new, it’s fresh. It’s, I think, more forceful.
“As the world changes, everything has to be high.”
And Cox admitted that she knew the original first film in the series would be “different” when she read in the script that the heroine Casey Becker (Drew Barrymore) died within 13 minutes.
He added: “I think there was such a figure that bends the genre. First of all, Wes Craven is an incredible, incredible director obviously – and he’s also so funny, something I didn’t know until I worked with him.
“But it’s so different. I think we knew it, because when your heroine dies in the first 13 minutes of a movie, you know you have something special.
“You take Drew Barrymore and kill her, you know it will be different.”
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