Scream 4: It's happening

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They couldn't resist. Nearly 10 years since the last installment of the franchise, the Scream team is back and out for blood.

Involved with one of the few horror franchises to be blessed with a respectable and highly enjoyable sequel (Scream 2) arguably rivaling the original, director Wes Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson may be teaming up once again for a fourth Scream film. Williamson did not write the slap-in-the-face Scream 3 (perhaps one of the reasons it mirrored something we're more used to seeing in horror film sequels, or, sequels in general for that matter), but he is penning the initial draft to the new one.

Craven, however, is not yet confirmed, Bloody-Disgusting reports after catching up with the famed Nightmare On Elm Street director. "It would take it being really as good a script as the first one was," Craven said, adding, "and the pay day reflects what I’ve done for that company, and what I've gone through on Cursed." He is surely referencing the hell Dimension and the Weinsteins gave him throughout the production of that movie, the last time the director and Williamson teamed up.

As for the acting talent, Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette are supposedly making cameos, leaving us to wonder if the series can be lucky enough (again) to gather a decent cast.

It may sound like a stretch, but this sort of comeback isn't impossible. Remember the 1994 flick Wes Craven's New Nightmare, which hit theaters five years after the fifth Freddy? It actually wasn't that bad. If anyone can pull this off, it's Craven. Now, as for his partner:

Dear Kevin Williamson,

We hope you'll find it in your heart NOT to serve us a warm, steaming pile of crap (IE: Teaching Mrs. Tingle.)

Yours truly,
Horror Fans Everywhere

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