'Scream 4' Is a Go   

July 14, 2008 For better or worse, the develoment of "Scream 4" has been confirmed via press release.

And here are excerpts of the release:

In a move that enhances its slate of theatrical motion pictures, Showtime Networks Inc. has entered into an exclusive seven-year film distribution arrangement with The Weinstein Company (TWC). The joint announcement was made today by Matthew C. Blank, Chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks and Bob and Harvey Weinstein, Co-Chairmen of TWC.

The new output deal is effective with TWC's 2009 release schedule and includes such highly anticipated films as "Nine," directed by Rob Marshall ("Chicago") and featuring an all-star cast including Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench and Sophia Loren, and Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Bastards." ...

Additional titles included from TWC are ... the remake of David Cronenberg's "Scanners," re-starting the "Scream" franchise with "Scream 4," and "Piranha 3D." This deal furthers the relationship between Showtime Networks and TWC's Dimension Films which began in 1997 with SHOWTIME airing "Mimic," and "Scream 2."

"Dimension Films has enjoyed an outstanding relationship with Showtime and we are glad to be re-united with Matt Blank," added Bob Weinstein. "We are excited to build upon our past success with this new partnership and our upcoming slate."

So there you have it. Along with the in-development "Piranha 3D", the long-in-development "Scanners" remake, we have "Scream 4." No idea who will direct or star in it.

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