“Scream” scribe Kevin Williamson has adamantly dismissed rumors that actor Jamie Kennedy would reprise his role of Randy in the upcoming fourth film.
Williamson, who also serves as producer on “Vampire Diaries”, tells Fear Net that “We’re not that movie. We’re not that universe where you can bring people back from the dead. That would be just a cheat. It’s such a disservice. Everyone’s like, “When’s Randy coming back?” I’m like, “You know what? I would love nothing more than to have Jamie Kennedy in the film. However to have Randy in the film, it sort of just takes it… I mean Scream 2 was a lie, you know? It’s a false move. So I just won’t do it. I can’t do that. I just won’t do it.”
Williamson also confirmed that this upcoming film is indeed the first in a potential trilogy: “There’s three. I am contracted for 4, 5 and 6, but the deal for 6 is not done. I mean I pitched three films. The story is about returning to Woodsboro”.
So what would the next ones be about? “5 will be a continuation of 4, but 4 is its own movie. It has a beginning, a middle and its own ending, which will be satisfying hopefully. It has a beginning, middle and end and 5 has a beginning, middle and end; it’s just a continuation of the lives of all the people that live in 4. I can’t start giving 5 away – that gives up too much of 4” says Williamson.
“Scream 4” is scheduled to begin production this Summer for release April 15th next year.