Wes Craven has premiered the official teaser poster for Scream 4 in Entertainment Weekly. The poster doesn’t reveal much about the upcoming sequel, the first part of a new trilogy written by screenwriter Kevin Williamson. The one-sheet shows a close-up of the Ghostface mask and features the tagline “New Decade. New Rules.” And the letter A in the Scream logo has been turned into a red number 4. Check out the full poster after the jump, along with some new information on the film from Craven.
Craven told EW that the new film will take place a decade later, a decade without the ghostface killer. But that doesn’t mean that movie-within-the-movie-series Stab has come to an end.
“We have fun with the idea of endless sequels, or “sequelitis” as Kevin calls it in the script. Sid goes through these three horrendous things, and Stab was based on those horrible things. And then they’ve been taken by a studio and run into the ground in a series of sequels. She has been off by herself and living her own life, and she’s even written a book that has gotten a lot of critical acclaim. She’s kind of put her life back together in the course of these 10 years. But, certainly, there would be no Scream without Ghostface, so she has to confront him again, but now as a woman who has really come out the darkness of her past.” … “This is a film about the progress of, at this point, three core characters, and how all of these events have changed their lives, and how the events in their lives have been reflected in the movies around them, which they might like or might really not like at all. I think that makes it really different.”
I still think the Stab series has been played out and the meta actors-playing-characters got old pretty fast. I hope the new film will move away from those meta elements of the last two movies. Read the full interview on EW. Craven will begin shooting Scream 4 in Michigan in June 2010.