In the twilight months of 2009, “Scream 4” went from fan fantasy to in-development reality. Series creator Kevin Williamson almost lost his star, Neve Campbell. He later told us, in November, that the writing of the sequel “going good.” Just a month later, Campbell said pretty much the same thing, revealing that shooting would get underway in April ’10 and that she was “pretty sure” director Wes Craven would be back to direct.
There’s never been any official confirmation in that regard. So tonight on the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards, MTV’s Josh Horowitz hit up happy couple and “Scream” stars David Arquette and Courteney Cox for the latest word on Craven and all things “Scream”…
“Yes, Wes [Craven] is in, Neve [Campbell] is in, everyone is in,” Arquette said. The lovely Cox didn’t sound as sure however.
“I know they’re trying to make that work,” she said, referring to bringing the “Nightmare on Elm Street” creator back on to direct. “They’ll make it work,” she said, quickly adding “I hope.”
The two seem excited to get back to their “Scream” roles. It’s not only a high-profile gig; the happily married couple also met while shooting “Scream.” It’s no surprise that they’re game to go back for more.
“I can’t wait to do another ’Scream,'” David told us. Soon enough. If all goes according to plan, the cameras will start rolling sometime in April.
How important is Craven’s return to the continued health of the series? Would you have been there opening day even if he weren’t coming back?