‘Scream 4′ Is Happening

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scream4 Scream 4 Is HappeningYes, you really did read the title correctly. Scream 4 is a reality at Dimension Films. It looks like the Weinsteins really need the cash.

In July Dimension films announced that they would be “restarting” the horror franchise, however Bloody Disgusting has a few more details on the film and it would appear that some of the old crew may be returning in front of (and behind) the camera.

Original writer Kevin “Dawson’s Creek” Williamson will be writing the first draft of the script. Time and quality will dictate if this becomes the shooting draft.

There is a pretty good chance that helmer Wes Craven will return to bark orders into the megaphone once again. I’m guessing it beats standing on the sidelines while others rake through your old movies – and directing Cursed!

The studio is also putting out offers for original stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette to return. Their acceptance will obviously depend on their schedules and the amount of money offered.  So expect them to return – well it’s not like they’re doing much these days.

Dimension hopes that this will be a restart for the franchise and all the major characters will be younger than the now forty something cast of the original.

The original Scream was released in 1996 and it was followed by two sequels and a host of imitators giving horror a self-referential spin before “torture porn” took the genre in a gorier direction. The original title of the film was Scary Movie, but it was changed when the studio thought that it was a terrible title for a film. The title Scream was used because the killer in the films wears a mask which resembles the character in the famous Edvard Munch painting. The title Scary Movie was then used for Dimesnion films Scream spoof series Scary Movie. True horror indeed.

There’s a pretty good chance that this could be fast-tracked for Halloween. Now there’s a scary thought!

More details on Scream 4 when we get them.

Source: Bloody Disgusting

TAGS: Scream 4
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  1. Well said as always Niall.

    Just another attempt to squeeze a little more cash out of the franchise.

    I will say this though: If this takes horror away from the gore-porn that is so prevalent in horror these days, I’ll be happy.

  2. yawn

  3. Dissapointing news.

  4. I loved the first two scream flicks and would welcome a new one.

  5. I loved the first one and liked the third but not the second, so I welcome the idea of expanding the story as-long as they don’t get a whole new cast and make it irrelevant to the first.

    So I should watch this if not to see how it turns out but for support of the franchise

  6. Wes Craven is getting old! The same tendencies like Carpenter and Romero.


  7. Hmmm, one has to ask, Why for the love of all things holy??

  8. @ Metallicat79

    Money that’s the reason – it makes Hollywood go ’round!


  9. Those Damn Dirty Apes!!

  10. You can say that again!


  11. personally im a huge fan of the series… minus the second… the first and third films really pulled me into the horror/thriller scene. im looking forward to what they do with this one… i just hope they realize that film is not a slash-the-blonde-bimbo type of horror films, it really has a set theme to it… if they stick to the plan… i will be pleased.

  12. Stupid idea…but hey iof they can make like 6 saw movies and make money…im sure this will do better than that…

  13. together we can do everything