As we all know “Scream 4” underwent various problems, most notably scribe Kevin Williamson being replaced mid-production by Ehren Kruger.
At the time of that incident, Wes Craven tweeted “No longer in control of the script”. A few months on, Craven has now talked with Total Film (via Scream Trilogy) about that tweet and how it impacted the final movie.
“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” says Craven.
Asked about potential further films in the series, Craven said “When I initially met with Kevin, he sketched out what the next two would be, and I found it really fascinating. 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.”