While Freddy may be owning the spotlight for now, another one of Wes Craven’s villains will be returning to rule the roost around this time next year! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Ghostface will be back in the upcoming sequel Scream 4 (or SCRE4M for you cool kids playing along) with maestro Wes Craven once again at the helm. The director spilled some beans today, and we even have a look at the new teaser poster!
In an interview with EW’s Pop Watch Craven dropped the following on fans:
Pertaining to Sid’s (Neve Campbell) return …
“There have been 10 years of no Ghostface, but there has been the movie-within-a-movie Stab. We have fun with the idea of endless sequels, or ‘sequelitis’ as Kevin calls it in the script. Sid goes through these three horrendous things, and Stab was based on those horrible things. And then they’ve been taken by a studio and run into the ground in a series of sequels. She has been off by herself and living her own life, and she’s even written a book that has gotten a lot of critical acclaim. She’s kind of put her life back together in the course of these 10 years. But, certainly, there would be no Scream without Ghostface, so she has to confront him again, but now as a woman who has really come out the darkness of her past.”
Pertaining to the last ten years of genre films:
“It feels like the end of an era of a certain type of film. There are series of films, a lot of sequels, and a lot of remakes, and part of the humor of Scream 4 is when characters comment on that. ‘Enough of Saw 25 and all!’ [Laughs] A lot of films, directors, and studios are the butts of some of the jokes. In order to figure out what’s happening around them, the characters have to figure out where the genre of horror is. So this is a look at horror after 10 years of a lot of sequels rather than original films coming up year after year. One film is successful, and then they make 25 of them. I think it’s time for something new. I’ve done remakes of my own films, too, with The Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes, but we feel it’s time for something new and different, and that’s what this film is going to be.”
Look for Scream 4 in theatres on April 15th, 2011. Check out the new teaser poster below.
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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