That’s the tagline and general attitude Wes Craven and the team have for the next Scream outing. In a recent interview Craven, who directed the first three films, spoke about the direction Scream 4 will be heading. He also said Sidney (Neve Campbell), Gale (Courteney Cox), and Dewey (David Arquette) are “very much a part of the movie”, and there will be some new faces.
Speaking of openings, are you at least going to continue with having a couple killed at the beginning of the film?
That’s a strong possibility. [Laughs] Certainly, you will recognize what Bob calls the DNA of the film: a very complex murder mystery, a shocking action picture, wonderful humor based on character, and lots of surprises, as well as a movie that kind of copies itself. It’s a pretty amazing script.
As for the poster’s tagline, “New decade, new rules,” are the new rules going to specifically comment on what’s happened these last 10 years with horror movies?
It’s very much about the last 10 years, and where we are right now. “New decade, new rules” is very much the keynote of the film, that is, trying to figure out what sort of rules (the new Ghostface) is following. How do we fight this killer without a road map? We have to figure out where we are.
And, should Scream 4 become a hit, you are signed on for Scream 5 and 6, right?
Yeah, I’m signed on for the duration.
Part of the story will focus on Sidney who has “kind of put her life back together in the course of these 10 years. But, certainly, there would be no Scream without Ghostface, so she has to confront him again, but now as a woman who has really come out the darkness of her past.”
Craven also mentioned that they will be poking fun at the recent horror movies, mainly the Saw franchise, in the movie. It won’t be a spoof, but it will be commenting on the never-ending sequels that have been thrown out over the years.
Scream 4 will begin filming in May, and will be released on April 15th 2011.