Wes Craven Dishes On ‘Scream 4’ And Possibility Of New Trilogy

Saturday, Oct 9, 2010

There has been no dearth of “Scream 4” casting news these past few months, with a steady stream of young stars — Emma Roberts, Adam Brody, Hayden Panettiere, Nico Tortorella, Erik Knudsen, Marley Shelton and Rory Culkin — lining up alongside series regulars Courteney Cox and David Arquette to fight for their lives (in most cases futilely) in the face of a new spate of Ghostface killings.

In a recent chat with MTV News to discuss his 3-D supernatural thriller “My Soul to Take” (in theaters today), “Scream 4” director Wes Craven gave us a rundown of the fourth installment’s plot and revealed whether those new “Scream” trilogy rumors are true.

“The studio wants to be very, very secretive about it,” Craven admitted. “I think it’s kind of known that Neve is returning to her hometown for a short visit, and all hell breaks loose. But there’s also a whole cast of new characters — there’s some very, very interesting kids.”

Will we be seeing any of those “interesting kids” in some sequels? “It is or was a planned trilogy. I think the studio is realistic enough to say, let’s see how it does,” Craven said. But Kevin Williamson [the series creator and screenwriter] does have an idea for a planned trilogy out of it.”