According to IMDB, Scream 5 was set to start filming in May 2020 with an expected release date in 2021. However, with many states starting to lift restrictions, Scream 5 may only be delayed by a few weeks. Collider reported, “Principal photography on Scream 5 is set to begin this year in Wilmington, North Carolina once the COVID-19 safety measures lift.” 

Principal photography is just a more professional term for the phase of actual film production including actors on set and cameras rolling.

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