So it has been officially confirmed recently that “Scream 4” is indeed in the works rather than a remake of the original (thank god!). The good news is also that yesterday David Arquette and Courtney Cox have also officially signed on to return as Dewey Riley & Gale Weathers. I’d like to also mention that about 8 years ago I met them both by chance at a Wherehouse Music where I worked in Jacksonville Florida and they were actually pretty cool people with pretty decent taste in music. Anyway I have always been a big fan of the Scream movies. Infact I remember seeing the first one in the theater and being pretty blown away. Scream gave the horror genre the kick in the ass it needed at the time, making going to see a horror movie in the theaters a damn fun time again. It also set the trend however to a ton of immitators that made going to the theater to see a horror movie a collossal waste of time and money!
It seems also that Wes Craven is very interested in directing this new trilogy. If you are going to do a new Scream movie it’d be pretty sad if you didn’t have him back to direct wouldn’t it? One of the people who seem pretty resistant to return however is Neve Campell. She actually has flat out refused to come back after being offered a cameo in the film.
Supposedly this new Scream will follow a new group of teenagers. I was wondering since Neve really hasn’t done anything interesting that I know of since…well…um…Scream 3 what could be the problem here? Perhaps they need to consider her as the main role one more time and perhaps she could bite the dust in the end setting up the stories for the next two movies? For whatever reason I think Scream 4 needs her! I’m sure they will introduce a hip new cast of teenage loser actors to get hacked and slashed. Either way this should be a fun movie I will definately shell out the dough to see in the theaters! Here’s what David Arquette had to say about it:
“I love the ‘Scream’ franchise, I’m just honestly excited to be making another one,” Arquette exclaimed. “I figured it would be a blast to bring these characters back to life and see how they’ve grown since ‘Scream 3,'” he told the NY Post. “Working with Wes has been amazing and Kevin is an incredible artist. My wife and I really wanted to do this.”
Speaking of Mr. Arquette for some reason the other night I had this strange urge to rent “Eight Legged Freaks” which I saw years ago. Is that a bad idea?