In 1996, "Scream" came out of nowhere to bring the horror genre back from the dead and yielded a trilogy that would gross hundreds of millions of dollars. It is acclaimed as one of the smartest horror film in years and cleared a path for dozens of self-aware genre flicks ranging from "Zombieland" to "Adaptation."
Now, it's getting ready to come back again for another stab.
Kevin Williamson spoke with MTV News about how far along the script is for "Scream 4" and about how it will be the start of a new trilogy.
The series made box-office stars out of Neve Campbell, Jamie Kennedy and Skeet Ulrich as they were teamed alongside Drew Barrymore, Patrick Dempsey, Heather Graham and others in twisty, bloody plotlines. But according to Williamson, the new trilogy will only bring back three actors from the original series.
The three characters that will be returning are Sidney (Neve Campbell), Gale (Courteney Cox) and Dewey (David Arquette), Williamson confirmed, adding, "We'll also be introducing a little group, a little ensemble of new castmembers. That'll take us through the next three."
Some might say that a new "Scream" movie couldn't be as self-referential as the others, since self-aware entertainment has become so prevalent. But according to Williamson, he's been writing plenty of spoof-heavy stuff into the "Scream 4" script.
"I guess I'll just have to be very aware of the fact that we're a '4' and that we're beating a dead dog. I'm going to make that very apparent in the dialogue," laughed the writer/producer.
"Come on," he laughed. "It's the age of the remake! And 3-D and all that [other horror fad material], can you imagine what ['Scream' movie-within-a-movie] 'Stab 10' is like?"
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Source: MTV News