- Drew Barrymore recently said that he would like to return as Casey Becker in a future “Scream” movie.
- The character was killed off in the iconic 1996 “Scream” opening.
- James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick joked that she could be a cyborg in “Scream 7.”
He Movies “Scream” are full of shocking twists and Amazing Ghostface Revelationsbut the franchise set the tone for itself when Casey Becker (drew Barrymore) was brutally murdered in the opening minutes of the first film.
In the iconic scene, Ghostface stabbed Barrymore’s character multiple times before hanging her from a tree with her entrails sticking out. Oh!
So horror fans were shocked when Barrymore herself recently suggested that she could play Casey again in a future “Scream” sequel.
Speaking to Insider, “Scream 6” writers James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick shared their thoughts on the idea.
“I don’t even want to,” Vanderbilt said. “Listen, his liver was in the mailbox. They didn’t find his liver in the mailbox? I’m not a doctor, but, you know.”
Busick reacted by reciting Stu Macher’s (Matthew Lillard) joke from the first film, “Liver alone.”
“Look, one word: Cyborg,” he added.
“Look, that’s why we work together,” Vanderbilt responded.
Vanderbilt went on to recall that Barrymore actually introduced himself to “Scream 6” star Jack Champion, who plays Ethan Landry in the film, at the sequel’s premiere.
“I will say that when we were in New York for the movie premiere, she came over and she was filming something for her show and she ran into Jack Champion in the lobby and she turned to him and said, ‘I’m Casey Becker.'” said the writer. “And he was like, ‘Oh my gosh!’ ‘Cause he’s a big ‘Scream’ fan, you know. She’s amazing.”
A possible return of Casey Becker aside, the duo have kept quiet about the future of the franchise and what they’re preparing for a potential “Scream 7.”
“We’ve talked too much with Cyborg Casey Becker already,” Busick quipped.
“Scream 6” is available to download and keep on video on demand now, and is available on DVD and Blu-ray starting July 10.