Scream 4 to shoot this spring

Craven returns to helm the madness...


Dimension Films has confirmed that Scream 4 will go under the camera this spring, with Wes Craven back in the director’s chair.

The new film, which reunites Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox Arquette against a new slasher-movie-loving psycho, has been given a release date of 12 April, 2011.

Which means it’ll be hitting cinemas almost bang on 11 years after the series shrieked its last with Scream 3 in February 2000, which supposedly rounded out the Scream Trilogy.

Writer Kevin Williamson (who scribbled the first two, and exec produced the third) has been secretly squirreling away at the script, which he has proposed as a brand new trilogy, with treatments for Screams 5 and 6 also filed in a drawer marked ‘open and die’ (probably).

Wes Craven, who was holding out on signing onto the fourquel until he read the script, evidently is happy with what Williamson has dreamed up to resurrect the franchise.

In a confirmation of what we already knew, Dimension revealed that their 2011 slate is playing it safe by continuing its roster of successful franchises – Scream being their figurehead for dead cert hits. God bless the recession.

Says Dimension chief Bob Weistein:

"Scream has been such an integral part of Dimension's history, and I look forward to continuing the franchise."

As well as reuniting the original triumvirate of Scream survivors, this new flick will introduce a cast of new, younger characters. Expect a few faces from Williamson’s CW show The Vampire Diaries to make an appearance, then.

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    • RATAweekly

      Mar 23rd 2010, 9:35

      That's great that they got Wes Craven ***** back. It wouldn't be the same without him. Expect another great whodunit, but updated, and hopefully part of a different story.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Mar 23rd 2010, 13:20

      To be honest I thought they were all a bit s**t. It's a killer that you probably know, running around in a mask that they can't really see out of. I'd have just turned around and kicked the s**t out of them..end of film! No sequels required..

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    • Rosewood09

      Mar 23rd 2010, 14:27

      Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the 1st 3 (although the 3rd was a little ropey)but how many times is this poor Sidney character going to be stalked by a psychotic killer? Is there something in the water that makes everyone want to kill the poor woman!?!

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