‘Scream 4′ Starts Shooting This Spring

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 9th, 2013 at 1:40 pm,

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In what one can only hope will be a return to the refreshingly scathing fun of the original, director Wes Craven will begin shooting Scream 4 in the spring, with an anticipated released date of April 15th, 2011.

Variety reports that Dimension Films plans on focusing on the continuation of its “most successful franchises,” and while it’s been ten years since the last installment of Scream, anyone who went to the movies in the ’90s probably remembers the popularity of the original trilogy. Or at least the first two parts of it.

Chronicling the story of a young woman with incredibly bad luck, the Scream movies were a sharp and satirical twist on the slasher flicks of the 80s, taking the genre in a different and self-referential direction. Given the changes in horror over the last ten years, it will be interesting to see whether or not Craven can pull off the same thing again, and whether or not Scream 4 will be in 3D.

A new brood of young actors is reported to be making up the (dead) body of the cast, however, original Scream stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox Arquette and David Arquette are all slated to return.

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Amongst fans who are familiar with the franchise’s violent (and practically stand-alone) opening sequences, there’s already speculation on whether or not the returning cast will live past the first ten minutes of the movie.

Bob Weinstein said of the project, “‘Scream’ has been such an integral part of Dimension’s history, and I look forward to continuing the franchise.”

With Kevin Williamson writing the script and the original director and leads signed on, hopefully the new trilogy will retain the spirit of the original while still going to new (and horrifying) places.

As stated, Scream 4 is aiming to hit theaters on April 15th, 2011.

Source: Variety (via Collider)

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  1. Now this I'm highly interested in. I can't wait, even though it could turn out to be as mediocre as Scream 3.

  2. I have a feeling this is going to lead to a reboot of the franchise,or end up being like the last five SAW movies, or I could be wrong and WES could surprise us all with a decent horror movie, although the last ten years I believe that Rob Zombie has been the king of horror not WES, but let's see if WES can hold his own in today's youth market of gore and blood in cinema.

  3. I certainly hope they don't kill off the 3 main characters. I will totally skip this movie if I hear that is the direction they're going in.