Scream 4

Ghostface

Scream 4 came out in 2011 to less than spectacular results, a fact that was both surprising (the first three movies were blockbusters) and unsurprising (but that was ten years earlier). But so confident was Dimension Films that there was still money in the franchise, they greenlit a Scream 5 before the release of number four, but two-and-a-half years later, there’s been no talk about progress on a fifth Scream, and instead there’s been a lot of talk about a Scream TV show. So where do things sit with Scream? Let’s wish upon a Weinstein for the answer…

Harvey Weinstein, while talking to a crowd attending the Zurich International Film Festival, offered some words about Scream beginning with an update on the next film, which Weinstein hopes will be the last one. “Everyone lived in Scream 4,” he told the audience. “I’m begging him to do the movie and just end it. We’ve milked that cow.”

Nice to hear a studio exec use that analogy when talking about one of his artistic properties. To be fair, not “everyone lived” in Scream 4, but I take it he referred specifically to David Arquette, Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox, the stars of all four Scream movies. Personally, I don’t see what the point of having a grand finale Scream 5 would be, I think Scream 4 is a pretty good coda for the franchise as it is, and maybe made a little bit of a statement about trying to recapture lightning in a bottle. But then again, Scream 5 isn’t the only potential future Scream project.

Weinstein also talked about the in-development Scream series for MTV. Surprisingly, the Hollywood titan divulged that the series wouldn’t have much in common with the movies aside from the name, and instead it will deal with more supernatural happenings as opposed to real world threats like teenage slasher killers.

It makes sense, but it’s curious given the involvement of former Criminal Minds writers Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin, who are writing the pilot, because serial killers are right up their alley. Still, following around a Ghost Face killer all season long is probably unsustainable for a series, even if it would be an interesting, slasher movie spin on recent acclaimed series like The Killing or Broadchurch. Either way, Wes Craven is directing the pilot with an eye for a summer 2014 debut.

Scream 5, meanwhile, has no script, stars or director.

What do you think Bastards, interested in more Scream?

Source: /Film

 

Official Teaser Trailer for Scream 4

The trailer for WES CRAVEN´S SCREAM 4 premiered at the 2010 Scream Awards this past Sat. night. Since then only butt, bootleg versions of it made there way across the net. But now we have that very trailer in all it’s official glory. It’s less than sixty seconds, but there’s so much packed into that sixty seconds, it feels like a lot more. It promises sufficient scares to prove that Ghost Face (whoever he, she or they is/are these days) has still got it.

Scream 4 is directed by Wes Craven and stars stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Hayden Panettiere, Britt Robertson, Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella, Anthony Anderson, Mary McDonnell, Aimee Teegarden, and Marielle Jaffe.

“Scream 4: The Dead Horse ” is set to hit theaters on April 15, 2011.

For more on Scream 4, check out EW’s Reunions issue, on stands now. As director Wes Craven says promisingly, “The first [Scream] was very much observing where horror had been for the last 10 to 20 years. And this is very much looking at where horror has been for the last 10 years. There’s always somebody trying to figure out what the rules are to keep from getting killed.”