'Scream 4' Moving Forward - Kevin Williamson Talks Movie
November 11, 2009 Whew. Been a long time since we had an update. But here's some news worth reporting. It's looking more and more like we will see a "Scream 4" -- possibly even with Wes Craven directing. Kevin Williamson just spoke about the film with PopWrap and hinted that Sidney may die.
"I can't promise anything."
That is what Kevin Williamson said when I asked point blank if his claim to "never play Sid out that way" still stood. But first, some backstory. In July, it was revealed that Neve Campbell passed on returning for the upcoming "Scream 4," a fact I celebrated since horror movies have a habit of killing off their heroines when they return for subsequent sequels.
Kevin emailed me personally to say that he would never do that to Miss Prescott and I officially hopped on board the new trilogy train. So when I had the opportunity to chat with Kevin about "Vampire Diaries" [look for that tomorrow], talk naturally turned to the next three "Scream" movies and that's when Kevin revealed Sidney might not survive to see the end credits.
"The thing about 'Scream 4' is that there are a lot of twists and turns, so I can't promise anything," he told PopWrap about Sidney's role in the fourth film now that Neve will return. "There are a lot of moving pieces, so we'll see -- but if you're a 'Scream' fan, I think you're really going to like it."
As for the elements that will make this next crop of killings so exciting, Kevin explained that the changing face of horror over the last 10 years has also altered the tone of the new movie.
"I've [included] manga comics, Asian ghost girl movies, there's some PG-13 horror movies in there, vampire movies, M. Night Shyamalan movies and torture porn movies, even though they've come and gone."
But the biggest hurdle Kevin faced while shaping "Scream 4" was not making it too jokey. "You have to be careful because 'Scary Movie' spoofed these films, so one of the things I'm excited about with 'Scream 4' is that, while we do lampoon and send up the genre, [we] make it incredibly scary. That's first and foremost."