The American Film Market is currently running in Santa Monica this week, which means we’ll probably be seeing lots of news and photos and posters over the next few days. ShockTillYouDrop got their hands on the very first teaser poster for Scream 4, which Dimension Films is currently readying to shoot next year. Most of this early artwork is just created to get investors and to sell the movie internationally, but it’s still cool to see how they’re selling it. In addition, screenwriter Kevin Williamson talked with MTV about the plot of the fourth film and where it’s going in this trilogy. If you’re a fan of the Scream series, then keep reading!
Before we get to the official synopsis found with the poster at AFM, let’s hear what Williamson had to say about Scream 4 and what he’s been writing, since we know very little about the actual plot. From MTV:
“The fourth one is an ensemble. It’ll take place right now, 10 years later, and it’s going to take place in [Sidney Prescott’s hometown of] Woodsboro. We’ll have our three main characters, and we’ll be introducing several more. We’ll also be introducing a little group, a little ensemble of new castmembers. That’ll take us through the next three.”
We already know that Courteney Cox, Neve Campbell, and David Arquette are all set to return, but beyond that, they haven’t even chose a director. We reported in October that Dimension was supposedly close to getting Wes Craven back to direct Scream 4, but even the AFM material doesn’t list a director, so it sounds like they haven’t figured all of that out yet. Here’s what the AFM promo material did say about Scream 4:
“The horror series that reignited the genre and gross more than $500 million worldwide is back! From Kevin Williamson, creator of the original Scream trilogy, the new film sees the return of cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, along with a group of new stars, who can all hopefully stay alive long enough to figure out the new rules to this one-of-a-kind horror franchise!”
Not only does the poster (seen below) say “new rules” but so does that description. So what new rules has Williamson come up with? I’m not the biggest fan of the Scream series, so I’m wondering what the rules of the original three movies were (I’m sure someone will answer that for me in the comments below), but now I’m a bit curious to know how they’re different this time. Can the killer not wear the same mask? Or can he only kill certain people? I doubt they’d have the killer wear a different mask, since it’s such an iconic part of this series, but what else big could they change? We’ll keep you updated, but only if you care to hear more!