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Scream 4 – Wes Craven Addresses Script Issues and Talks New Trilogy

The ride to get Scream 4 into theatres is almost at its end. It’s no secret that there were a few bumps along the way in terms of the script, but things got worked out, and now the man himself, Wes Craven, adds his two cents on the subject.

The good folks over at Scream Trilogy scanned an interview with Craven from the latest issue of UK mag Total Film and provided the following quotes:

On the Script
During production, Craven tweeted that he was ‘no longer in control of the script’ as Scream 3 writer Ehren Kruger came in to rework Williamson’s draft. ‘I was just stating the fact,’ he recalls. ‘In some ways it’s a Wes Craven film, and in [a] way it’s not entirely, because it’s not a script I have control of. It’s ultimately controlled by what the studio wants in the script. My job is much more bringing whatever experience and expertise and creativity I can.’ He pauses. ‘Look, there was a bumpy period when things shifted over from Kevin to Ehren. I signed up to do a script by Kevin, and unfortunately that didn’t go all the way through the shooting. But it certainly is Kevin’s script and concept and ideas and themes.’

Craven also waxed on about a new trilogy …
‘When I initially met with Kevin, he sketched out what the next two would be, and I found it really fascinating,’ he concludes. ‘A lot depends on whether they come up with scripts to flesh out. But certainly, I’m up for it, if the script is there. It’s a fascinating thing to do two trilogies in a career.’

Scream 4 stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Britt Robertson, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella, Mary McDonnell, Alison Brie, Anthony Anderson, Aimee Teegarden, and Marielle Jaffe with confirmed cameos by Anna Paquin, Kristen Bell, Shenae Grimes, and Lucy Hale.

Look for Scream 4 in theatres on April 15th, 2011, and to stay on top of things, be sure to follow @wescraven on Twitter.

Synopsis
“Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey (David Arquette) and Gale (Courteney Cox), who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill (Emma Roberts) and her Aunt Kate (Mary McDonnell). Unfortunately Sidney’s appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends, and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger.”

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  • anémique

    craven pulls a dump and run. lol.

  • Vanvance1

    This sounds a lot like Craven starting to pass the buck. He’s the director but he’s not making the creative decisions.

    If this flick is good I’ll be shocked.