The first questions about Scream 4, which has taken many years to come together, revolved around which members of the cast would return. Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson, who kicked off a new wave of horror interest with the first Scream, have got Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courtney Cox all signed to return. But this is theoretically the first chapter of a new trilogy (shudder), which means we need a lot of new characters.
Enter the potential new redshirts stars: Lake Bell, Ashley Greene, Hayden Panettiere and Rory Culkin. Read More »
Dimension Films has finally confirmed what we have suspected for months now, Wes Craven will direct Scream 4. The film will go into production in Spring 2010 for a April 12th 2011 release.
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Over the last few months, it’s been revealed that the first entry in the new Scream trilogy, aka Scream 4, is set in Sidney Prescott’s hometown roughly a decade after Scream 3. And contrary to old rumors, the first film will not be in 3D. Courtney Cox and David Arquette were signed to reprise their roles from the get-go, and following a prolonged declination, Neve Campbell signed much to the relief of writer/creator, Kevin Williamson. (He had expressed dismay on Twitter at rewriting the trilogy without her). The final puzzle piece, Wes Craven, remains in talks to direct, which is arguably the most important to its success besides the script(s).
But that still leaves doubt as to whether Williamson—who’s had renewed Dawson’s Creek-like success with the CW’s Vampire Diaries—still possesses an irreverent sensibility to update the franchise for a contemporary world of tailspin pop culture and younger, less established horror tropes. Williamson has now revealed several of his influences for the first film, and expressed the complexity of achieving the right tone…
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David Arquette has told E! Online that he will definitely be returning for the next Scream installment, as will his wife, Courtney Cox. We’ve known for a good while that they were in talks for the project, but Arquette is now treating it like a done deal. Amusingly, he imparted this news to the E! reporter from his plastic cubicle above Madison Square Garden. Snoot and sneer at him for hanging up there all you want, but at least check out the charity he’s supporting – Feeding America. Kudos, Mr. Arquette.
After the break, some Arquette quotes on what he knows, and doesn’t know, about the next Scream picture, and why he said yes to coming back.
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Talk of a fourth movie in the Scream series has been going on for quite a while now. Last I heard, Kevin Williamson was has been developing a screenplay (or trilogy of new films, depending on what source you read), that would reboot the series. Entertainment Weekly is now reporting that Courtney Cox Arquette and David Arquette have been approached about reprising their roles as Gale Weathers and Dwight “Dewey” Riley. No deals have been signed just yet.
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Scream star David Arquette told our friends at FirstShowing that he plans to direct a Braveheart-like epic he’s written as his next project.
“I’m writing something right now with a friend of mine, and I plan on directing that. It’s more of a Braveheart type of world, where there’s still violence, but it’s a great story and hopefully people will dig it.”
“More in the tone of a Braveheart, with epic battles, that sort of filmâ€¦ Well we already wrote itâ€¦ we wrote this swirling axe shot, but actually when 300 came out they did the shot that we wrote. Which was a little discouraging, but then also one thing that can happen is that it always tells you you’re on the right track, you know.”
You can watch the first six minutes of David’s new film The Tripper, which hits theaters on April 20th, at this link.