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  • Courteney Cox announced that "Scream 5" has finished filming
  • Cox and screenwriter Kevin Williamson believe late director Wes Craven would be proud of the reboot
  • "Scream 5" will be hit theaters in January 2022

"Scream 5" has wrapped filming, and Courteney Cox is commemorating the end of production on the reboot by sharing some sweet photos.

On Thursday, Cox shared a throwback photo on Instagram with the late director Wes Craven, who helmed the first four "Scream" movies. The "Friends" alum confirmed that the fifth installment in the horror franchise has wrapped, adding that Craven, who passed away in 2015, would be proud of it.

"Scream just wrapped," Cox wrote. "This all started 25 years ago directed by the beloved Wes Craven. Walking back on the set 25 years later, I wasn’t sure what to expect."

What I found was an incredible new cast and two uber talented directors," she added, referring to Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, whom she poses with in another photo. "I’m sure Wes will be so proud."

Cox also gave a special shoutout to Kevin Williamson, the creator and original writer of "Scream," saying: "Thank you @kevwilliamson for creating this legacy. #screammovie."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cox's announcement was flooded with comments from excited fans who have long been waiting for another "Scream" movie. "I’m so excited and happy for you!!!" one commented. "Thank you for making 2020 better," another wrote.

"Can't wait to see y'all together again!" a third Instagram commented.

"I'm sure you'll be amazing as always. I can't wait to see you... on Scream! (Sorry, on screen). I love you so much," another posted.

Williamson also confirmed that they were done filming on his own Instagram. He recalled how Craven brought his story to life over two decades ago.

"That’s a wrap on Scream, which I’m excited to announce is the official title of the next film!" the screenwriter wrote.

"Nearly 25 years ago, when I wrote Scream and Wes Craven brought it to life, I could not have imagined the lasting impact it would have on you, the fans," he continued. "I’m excited for you to return to Woodsboro and get really scared again. I believe Wes would’ve been so proud of the film that Matt and Tyler are making."

Williamson also added that he was thrilled over his reunion with original cast members Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Marley Shelton and Cox, who will all reprise their roles.

Joining them are several new additions to the "Scream" franchise, which include Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Dylan Minnette, Kyle Gallner and Mikey Madison, Deadline reported. 

"Scream 5" is scheduled to hit theaters in January 2022.

Courteney Cox and David Arquette Courtney Cox and David Arquette while they were still together. Photo: Reuters