Three crew members working on Scream 5 have tested positive for coronavirus, but filming is set to continue.
The three staff were not in the film’s primary ‘pod’ which includes actors and directors, according to Deadline, otherwise the production would have needed to be halted.
Filming on the first Scream film in nine years began earlier this month in Wilmington, North Carolina, with several of the original stars reprising their roles.
Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox and Marley Shelton have all signed up for the fifth instalment of the franchise, which is due for release in 2022.
Deadline reported that the crew have been separated into different groups in order to limit mixing between them amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Three of the crew that were working on the film tested positive and were immediately quarantined and are set to undergo more testing as well as contact tracing.
Had the cases been in the primary pod, filming would have had to be shut down – similar to what happened with filming of The Batman after Robert Pattinson reportedly contracted the virus and shooting was put on pause for two weeks.
Fans of Scream were over the moon when the latest movie was confirmed, particularly as so many of the original stars would be back again.
Neve Campbell is reprising her role of Sidney Prescott, David Arquette will once again play Deputy Dwight ‘Dewey’ Riley and Courteney Cox will slide back into her role as reporter Gale Weathers.
Scream 5 is the first movie in the series since the death of director Wes Craven who had helmed the first four.
Horror film legend Wes, who was known for injecting a dose of humour into the slasher genre, died of a brain tumour in 2015 at the age of 76.
Scream 5 is scheduled to be released on January 14, 2022.
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