‘Scream’ Reboot Will See David Arquette Return To Dewey Riley Role

Scream veteran David Arquette will be reprising his role as police officer Dewey Riley for the upcoming reboot.

Of the many horror films to come out of Hollywood in the next few years, fans have been particularly excited for the Scream reboot. Arguably the most self-aware and hilarious but still scary series to come out of the genre, Scream absolutely deserves a reboot, especially in the age of social media. The Scream reboot is coming from Spyglass Media Group and they announced earlier today that David Arquette would be returning to the role of Dewey Riley for what will be the fifth film in the series.

David Arquette has been with the Scream franchise since it first hit cinemas in the winter of 1996. Since his debut, Arquette has appeared in every film in the franchise. In a statement, Arquette expressed his excitement to return to the popular role, as well as sharing a few words to honor Wes Craven’s prolific legacy.

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

Wes Craven, who directed all four Scream films, passed away in 2015. Ready or Not directors Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are currently set to take on the fifth film in the franchise. Plot details for the upcoming film are minimal, though it is expected to be a full-on reboot as opposed to a continuation of Scream 4.
With David Arquette back on board as Dewey Riley, one can imagine that the film will be more of a reimagining or a retelling rather than a full on remake. The franchise is well known for being extremely self-aware about horror genre tropes, so we wouldn’t be surprised if the fifth film in the franchise called out the fact that it’s a reboot.

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