Movie News: Wes Craven is Officially Directing "Scream 4" Starting This May

3/23/2010 Posted by Admin

Movie News

Wes Craven is Officially Directing "Scream 4" Starting This May

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

What’s your favorite scary movie? If than answer is “Scream,” then get excited, because Wes Craven is officially back to direct the fourth installment of the series.

According to Hero Complex:  "Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox are set to reprise their roles in the series, which last hit screens in 2000. Kevin Williamson, who wrote the franchise's first two films, is back for the fourth installment and told MTV last fall that he's already working on 'Scream 5' and 'Scream 6.'

As for '4,' the action takes place in the Sidney's hometown of Woodsboro. New castmembers will also be introduced.

The 'Scream' movies combined slasher terror themes with self-aware humor for a string of hits dating back to 1996. So far, the movies have grossed an astounding $293 million, domestically, and have featured a slew of famous faces, including Drew Barrymore, Patrick Dempsey and Heather Graham.

Even though it seems as if there is a new sequel or reboot happening in Hollywood every day, this is one that has a chance to turn out great. When “Scream” came out it was hugely popular and revitalized ‘scary’ movies. I thought “Scream 2” was a great sequel and with all the films like “Saw” and “Hostel” grossing things up, it will be nice to see a good ‘ol horror movie in theaters.

'Scream 4' will be produced the Dimension Pictures, a division of the Weinstein Company. Shooting begins in May.

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