Dimension Films has now officially dropped the Scream 4 television spot and production photos. With the scream franchise beginning to suffer, this revitalization looks promising, more gore, up to date antics and younger teenagers to cut up. Wes Craven directs the forth installment staring Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Marielle Jaffe, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella, Erik Knudsen, Marley Shelton, Anthony Anderson, Adam Brody, Alison Brie, Mary McDonnell, Anna Paquin, Kristen Bell and Brittany Roberts.
The trailer makes references to the anniversary of the original murders, which makes me wonder which persons life was that dramatically altered by Sidneys Mom being a slut, or is it something completely different. Wes Craven wrote
“just finished the mix and watched the film, mark my words, Scream 4 kicks ass and will leave you wanting more,” via twitter.
This comes as refreshing news; since not to long ago Craven twittered from set that he was “No Longer in control of the script” a statement he made after Kevin Williamson (writer of the first two screams) was replaced by Ehren Kruger (the guy who wrote shitty Scream 3). Wes later told Total Film Magazine:
“I was just stating the fact. In some ways it’s a Wes Craven film, and in 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. 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.”
So it’s an original script, written by Kevin Williamson, influences by Ehren Kruger, and forcefully directed by Wes Craven, interesting. Even though there seems to be pre-production issues, the stills look great, and the TVspot is good enough to have everyone wanting to watch.