Talking with Digital Spy, Wes Craven reveals his involvement in the apparent resurrection of the “Scream” film franchise is not yet set in stone.
“Bob Weinstein (The Weinstein Company co-chairman) has talked to me, he’s interested in me directing it. I had a brief conversation with Kevin [Williamson], I know that Kevin is writing. What I’ve said to Bob is I’m not closed to it, I’m not open to it, I’ll be perfectly happy to read a script and tell him what I think. That’s where it’s at and I’m not expecting a script until August. I don’t know what the premise is or anything” says Craven.
Last week it was reported that both Courtney Cox Arquette and David Arquette had been approached to reprise their roles from the late 90’s horror/comedy film franchise for a fourth film.
Many are confused as to the status of just what the project is and who else may come back. Craven clears up the issue – “I don’t think it’s a reboot and Kevin, when he talked to me, said, ‘Remember, it’s not just Scream 4, it’s Scream 5 and 6.’ So I guess he has a trilogy in mind. I’ve been told, and I don’t think they’ll mind if I say this, the deals on David Arquette and Courteney are virtually set. I believe everybody else will be new.”