There’s been lots of discussion about the upcoming slasher fueled return of Scream 4, but one thing that wasn’t always so clear was whether or not franchise star Neve Campbell would be returning. Thankfully all the pieces have fallen into place, and now writer Kevin Williamson has spoken a bit about her return!
“To have [Neve Campbell as] Sydney back – well, I was always holding out hope, because the script is about Sydney, Gale [Courteney Cox] and Dewey [David Arquette],” Williamson tells iF Magazine. “The story for SCREAM Four, Five and Six – the launching pin of that was four, which is those three characters. But I found out originally when [Campbell] declined, I had to reroute it and that put all the onus on Gale and Dewey to carry the whole story, and that was me thinking fast on my toes, but luckily, we got her, I don’t have to do that, I can do it exactly the way I wanted and the story’s going to be told the way I originally conceived it. I’ve been contracted to write four and five.”
Wes Craven will direct working from a script by Kevin Williamson, and Campbell, David Arquette, and Courteney Cox Arquette will all reprise their roles along with a group of younger actors, or as we like to call them … fresh meat.
Scream 4 Synopsis
The horror series that reignited the genre and grossed more than $500 million worldwide is back! From Kevin Williamson, creator of the original Scream trilogy, the new film sees the return of cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette along with a group of new stars, who can all hopefully stay alive long enough to figure out the new rules to this one-of-a-kind horror franchise!
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