Williamson Confirms Neve Campbell Declined New Scream Trilogy

He tweeted it, then he deleted it. So what’s up with Kevin Williamson saying (or did he?) that Neve Campbell would not be returning for a string of new “Scream” movies, and he was now forced to think of a way to re-introduce the franchise without the pivotal Sidney Prescott character? Was it because Williamson was offering her nothing more than a cameo? Not so, says Williamson, who emailed the NYPost to clear up all the Neve Campbell rumors. Alas, Sidney Prescott fans, it ain’t a rumor. Campbell really has passed on the movie.

Williamson tells the NYPost’s PopWrap column:

“I’ve had numerous conversations with Neve. She’s a friend. Nicest girl on the planet. It just ain’t workin’ out and it sucks for me. It was no cameo. I’d never play Sid out that way. 🙂 And I ain’t got no Sid-less scenario. So, I don’t know yet what to do. Hate all the wrong info circulating. My fault. There’s a learning curve with Twitter. I gotta watch it. :)kev”

Looks like without Campbell, the new “Scream” trilogy will have to wait as Williamson tries to re-invent his, er, re-invention. Who knew the monkey wrench in the new trilogy would be, of all people, Neve Campbell? Given that her career has moved very specifically off the Hollywood A-list track, you’d think Campbell would jump at the chance to reprise the Sidney Prescott role. Then again, I kinda even admire Campbell for leaving her scream queen days behind her. It’s not gonna help her movie career any, but you gotta admire integrity, especially in a place like Hollywood.

Below: “Aw, I hope it wasn’t something I said. Or, er, tried to do the last three times we met.”