Wes Craven Getting Much Closer to Directing Scream 4 in 3D?
We haven't heard too much big news recently on the Scream 4 front, most likely because writer Kevin Williamson is finishing the script, and the studio is still trying to figure things out before moving forward. However, Bloody-Disgusting has posted a very interesting update today, saying that they've heard that The Weinstein Company is looking to make Scream 4 in 3D. Of course. It sounds like the studio's saving grace is 3D. Additionally, they say "Wes Craven is closer than ever to returning to the director's chair." There was also a rumor earlier this week that he was 100% signed on, but I'm waiting to hear that from TWC first.
Maybe it's just because I still hate 3D (at least until Avatar comes out), but I just have to ask, why is this necessary? I don't understand why The Weinstein Company thinks they have to go the 3D route if they're going to be successful with a sequel? It's similar to how the Saw series is going 3D for Saw VII. It's like they're not at all confident that the sequel will perform on its own, and then they look at box office returns of trash like The Final Destination in 3D, and make a stupid decision to go all gimmicky and shoot this in 3D. One day this is going to backfire on the studios and I'm just waiting for that day. Are you excited?