Scream 4 a Hit at the American Film Market

In a morning report about the 2009 American Film Market – which was admittedly glum last year but is now seeing a silver lining – Screen Daily says The Weinstein Company’s Scream 4 has been a hit in the marketplace with buyers “flocking” to the title. This is even before Kevin Williamson has even turned in a draft of the script . Early buzz in the marketplace could spell good things for Dimension Films which has had a sluggish 2009. It might even prompt the Weinsteins to move a little faster to lock down a director. Wes Craven is being courted to return, but he wants to see a script first.

The horror series that reignited the genre and gross[ed] 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!

The synopsis agrees with the Scream 4 details Williamson revealed to 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.