The red carpet premiere for the 5th  instalment of the slasher film ‘Scream’ will not be having its red carpet premiere in Sydney over the Omicron outbreak.

The  event originally scheduled for 11 January  will not proceed, a note to guests said on Thursday, reports Given the tidal wave of the Omicron Covid-19 variant .The premiere was expected to convene horror icons Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette with their supporting cast and filmmaker collective Radio Silence in Los Angeles.

Press and radio promoted screenings, as well as the wide theatrical release of the fifth title in the hit series created by Wes Craven, will still proceed on the big screen as planned.’Scream’ returns to the traumatised community of Woodsboro 25 years after a series of grisly murders inspired four sequels .

Matt Bettinelli Olpin and Tyler Gillett, aka Radio Silence, are directing. Campbell spoke openly about her hesitance to return for a new film, but a letter from the directors sealed the deal.”They wrote me a letter and they said they basically are directors because of (the ‘Scream’) films,” Campbell told reports .

Campbell, Cox and Arquette all reprise their original roles, alongside newcomers Melissa Barrera, Kyle Gallner, Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison, Dylan Minnette, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Sonia Ammar.

Original writer Kevin Williamson, Chad Villella, Gary Barber, Peter Oillataguerre, Ron Lynch, Cathy Konrad and Marianne Maddalena are executive producers. William Sherak, James Vanderbilt and Paul Neinstein produced the project, which is slated to open wide on January 14.

“They are directors because of Wes Craven and they’re really so excited to be a part of these films and what an honour it is to do them, and that they really want to do justice to Wes and honour his legacy.”

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