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Wes Craven is Officially Directing Scream 4 Starting in May

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February 19, 2010
Source: Hero Complex

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Last November we heard from actress Neve Campbell that it looked like director Wes Craven was going to be coming back to the horror franchise he helmed in the late 90's with Scream 4. But with a more recent report saying Craven might have another project lined up, there wasn't any certainty. Now it seems official as the LA Times' Hero Complex recently profiled the legendary horror director and discovered that he will start filming the sequel this May. Thanks to occasional updates from writer Kevin Williamson on Twitter, we know he's been hard at work on the script, and now it's finally time for a return of the Ghost Face Killer.

Aside from Neve Campbell, franchise actors Courtney Cox and David Arquette will return for a story that will also introduce new characters and is set ten years after Scream 3. Plus, in the same way the originals made tongue-in-cheek references to horror cliches, Williamson has said that Scream 4 will allude to manga, Asian ghost girl movies, PG-13 horror movies, vampire films, M. Night Shyamalan movies and even torture porn. There's plenty of new horror nonsense for Scream to poke fun at, but I hope Craven has new ideas to keep his slasher fresh, so it doesn't become white noise amongst the rest of the upcoming franchise revivals.

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments

1

Also, imdb has Neve Campbell as Syd in the movie... I thought she dropped out?

Marcus on Feb 19, 2010

2

Scream 1 was fucking perfect hope the revival is as well

DoomCanoe on Feb 19, 2010

3

So is this Scream 4 or Scary Movie 5 or 6 or w/e number their on? Seriously, the first one was alright and more nostalgic now than anything. Desperate times indeed...

tra la la la la di da on Feb 19, 2010

4

@ 2 doomcanoe i don't know if it was perfect,it was very good & their should never been two sequels with one waiting to start filming.

DEADPOOL,MERC WITH A MOUTH on Feb 20, 2010

5

The original Scream - only the uncut version - was good but not perfect. I think these movies have had their day. Don't go the Saw route...

i'll be right back... on Feb 21, 2010

6

Can't wait. I have faith Craven will deliver the goods.

Bash on Feb 21, 2010

7

I think Craven could make this a solid revival. As long as it's not in the same mucky vein as "Cursed"..... bad

Conrad on Feb 21, 2010

8

Hell Yessss!!! It can't be worst than Scream 3, and yet I liked that crap. Can't wait!!!! 😀

Luis on Apr 3, 2010

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