The Weinstein Company hasn’t had the greatest luck in the world (award winners: yes; money winners: not so much), so the brothers, Bob and Harvey Weinstein, are retracting back to what brought them so much success through Dimension Films (who came with them after they left Miramax): genre movies. While sharing their plans for the future, a basic update on Scream 4 was offered, and it included a one Neve Campbell.
It was announced a couple months ago that a new Scream trilogy was being developed, and already has original writer Kevin Williamson working on the script, and both David Arquette and Courteney Coxset to return. The unknown cards to the franchise reboot were whether star Neve Campbell and director Wes Craven would come back. Reports indicated that Craven was still unsure and waiting to read the script before he decides, and Campbell actually came right out and said that she would not be doing it.
While Campbell seemed pretty firm in her decision, it appears that she may actually be involved after all. Bob Weinstein is stating that Scream IV (not sure if they’re randomly jumping to Roman numerals, but that’s what it says) will begin production in April or May, they are indeed talking to Craven about directing, and that Cox, Arquette, AND Campbell would be starring. This sounds pretty legit coming from Weinstein himself, but considering how quickly Campbell initially turned it down, something feels off about it.
If it is all true, it would definitely be a big plus for the new trilogy; keep in mind, Scream 3 — the one hated by most — didn’t have Craven or Williamson involved. I for one am actually getting pretty excited for more Scream. If the new movies are anything like the first two, they could be some pretty fun times.