Paramount cancels Scream 5 red carpet premiere due to COVID-19 surge


By Ray Ampoloquio January 6, 2022

It appears that the COVID-19 pandemic still isn't ending anytime soon.

Studios have no choice but to adjust their timelines and premieres once again following a significant surge of the Omicron variant in the United States.

The latest of which to do so is Paramount Pictures after it has canceled the upcoming red carpet premiere for Scream.

Paramount has canceled the film's official red carpet premiere on January 11. 

Had it pushed through, audiences would have had a chance to see the original Scream stars such as Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette, reunite.

Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Billet were both set to appear on the red carpet as well.

The good news here is that Scream is still scheduled to launch in theaters as expected on January 14.

If Scream doesn't see a good turnout in its opening weekend on January 14, Paramount might release the movie on a streaming platform.

If it's any consolation, Paramount usually gives its movies 45 days to run in theaters before releasing them on Paramount+.