Variety reports that director Wes Craven, along with writer Kevin Williamson and original cast members Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courtney Cox Arquette, will all return for the fourth film in the referential horror film franchise.
Dimension Films is focusing on the continuation of one of its “most successful franchises,” and while it’s been ten years since the last installment of "Scream," anyone who went to the movies in the ’90s probably remembers the popularity of the original trilogy - or at least the first two parts of it.
Chronicling the story of a young woman with incredibly bad luck, the "Scream" movies were a sharp and satirical twist on the slasher flicks of the 80s. Given the changes in horror over the last ten years, it will be interesting to see whether or not Craven can pull off the same thing again, and whether or not "Scream 4" will be in 3D.
Besides the original "Scream" stars who are all slated to return, a new brood of young actors is reported to be making up the (dead) body of the cast. Though with each "Scream" film having a memorable and deadly opening, it is plausible the main cast might not live past the first few minutes.
With Kevin Williamson writing the script and the original director and leads signed on, hopefully the new trilogy will retain the spirit of the original while still going to new (and horrifying) places.
Craven will begin shooting "Scream 4" in the spring with an anticipated released date of April 15, 2011.
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: Screen Rant, UGO Movie Blog, Dread Central