A handful of images have been released from two upcoming features: We Craven's newest horror venture, Scream 4, and The Coen Brothers' quasi remake of the John Wayne Western, True Grit.
Scream 4 in particular has been making headlines this week, what with the official trailer being released just a few days after a truncated version was shown at the 2010 Scream Awards. The sequel will star original Scream players Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette, along with several newcomers/potential victims for Ghostface's latest killing spree.
Craven has spoken out about the fourth Scream pic and admits that it will reflect the new "rules of survival in a horror movie" that have popped up over the past decade. Scream 3 scriber Ehren Kruger re-wrote portions of Kevin Williamson's screenplay for Scream 4, which may or may not be a good thing - it depends on your feelings about how Kruger handled the basic premise of the series in Scream 3 (i.e., people that are familiar with horror movie conventions are stalked by a real-life killer).
Anticipation for Scream 4 is not exactly sky-high at the moment, but there are definitely moviegoers that will flock to see the sequel on opening day. Craven's most recent, R-Rated horror-thriller - this month's My Soul To Take - didn't leave a strong impression on those that saw it, but maybe he'll bounce back with a new entry in one of his previously-established horror franchises.
Check out the new Scream 4 images below:
The Coen Brothers' True Grit will reunite the filmmakers with their Big Lebowski star Jeff Bridges, who will take on the role of Marshal "Rooster" Cogburn, a character previously brought to life on the big screen by Hollywood legend John Wayne. Joining recent Oscar-winner Bridges will be Matt Damon, newcomer Hailee Steinfeld, and the Coens' No Country For Old Men star, Josh Brolin.
An impressive theatrical trailer for True Grit debuted a few weeks back and we've been all the more stoked to see the Coens' new western since. The filmmakers also promise that their take on True Grit will be closer to the violent and darkly comedic nature of the original novel by Charles Portis than the John Wayne version was.
Have a look at some still frames from True Grit in the image gallery below:
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True Grit arrives in theaters in the U.S. on December 22nd, 2010.
Scream 4 hits theaters in the U.S. on April 15th, 2011.
Source: Dimension Films, USA Today