Don’t pick apart that Scream 4 trailer for spoilers just yet. Wes Craven and crew have headed back to Michigan to shoot additional scenes. It was reported that the production was braving the Detroit wasteland to re-shoot material but now Craven has spoken out against that.
“They’re not reshoots. We had a couple test screenings and we saw two scenes where they had moments you could add to and we just saw a spectacular opportunity. Bob [Weinstein] just said to me basically, ‘You go to your dark side and I’ll give you the money!’ [Laughs] The two scenes were really good, but we saw how they could be spectacular, so we thought, let’s just go for it. They were key moments of the script, so we just decided to go back and go for the grand slam on them.”
I can’t help but be equal parts excited and nervous about this sequel. Mainly because Scream 3 was such a letdown. That was due to Ehren Kruger’s mishandling of Kevin Williamson‘s groundwork, and with Kruger stepping in to replace a departing Williamson on round four doesn’t give me a lot of hope. But the trailer has piqued my interest. There isn’t anything outwardly goofy in it. Except of course for that headset thing and the Culkin kid’s hair. (EW)