David Arquette has confirmed to E! Online that he and Courtney Cox will be returning for Scream 4.
We are going to be doing Scream 4,” Arquette just told me from New York City, “Kevin Williamson is writing the script at this moment, and hopefully Wes Craven is going to direct.”
In the original horror trilogy, Arquette played Deputy Dewey Riley with Cox as a tabloid television reporter Gale Weathers. Rumors began several months ago that the two were in talks for the fourth installment.
“I fell in love with my wife on Scream, so the opportunity to bring [Dewey] back to life and for my wife to play that really bitchy character again, it’s just going to be really fun,” Arquette said. “It’s just great.”
While Williamson recently revealed that Neve Campbell has turned down the chance to reprise her role as Sidney Prescott, Arquette said, “I hope Neve does it. I really hope so.”
As for a new storyline, Arquette laughed: “Kevin has sort of put out the broad strokes, but I don’t think I’m at liberty to share any of that.”
The first Scream movie that came out in 1996 is one of the most successful horror/slasher movies of all time, but they seemed to get worse as they progressed from 2 to 3. While it would be cool to see Neve Campbell back as Sidney, they can still make a film without her. Hopefully one that’s as good as the first one.