Early Scream 4 Writer and Story Details Creep Out
Confirmation of another installment to the Scream franchise (aka Scream 4) first came our way last summer. My dislike for the Dimension Films' project has grown today, considering a few possibilities that escaped onto the web, thanks to Bloody-Disgusting. The biggest point of mental upset is that the third sequel will attempt to reboot the franchise using a younger cast. My brain churns and groans at the thought of a glossy teen take with the likes of Chace Crawford. He immediately comes to mind, maybe because he stepped into scares last year with The Haunting of Molly Hartley. Can this really be any good?
BD also mentions that scribe Kevin Williamson (writer of the first two films in the series) will pen the first draft of the story, and that Wes Craven may, in fact, direct, or at least be a part of the production. Craven helmed all three previous films, but I think that most would agree the storyline lost its muster with the last one in 2000. These two details do nothing to assuage my lack of interest in the sequel, but I am intrigued that the studio is courting David Arquette, Courtney Cox (Arquette) and Neve Campbell for cameos. If original characters return, does that mean the original storyline will continue? No word on that exactly.
The last film (Scream 3) seemed to tie off a lot of loose ends, with Sidney (Campbell) killing her half-brother Roman, who, through twists and turns of the story, had a hand in the (iconic) inciting murder of the first film. As for new details on this sequel, this is all pretty soft. The "younger direction," however, might have enough weight to get some fans excited or officially turn others off. Which does this do for you?