The NY Post caught up with Scream IV writer Kevin Williamson to ask specifically about the fate of Sidney Prescott (played in the previous three films by Neve Campbell) in the forthcoming sequel from Dimension Films. For those of you keeping track, Campbell had originally passed on the project and caused major turmoil for Williamson, who admitted on Twitter that he had big plans for her. Eventually Campbell came around, and now the fate of her character is in focus. Read on to see what he tells the Pop Watch section of the Times.
“The thing about ‘Scream 4’ is that there are a lot of twists and turns, so I can’t promise anything,” he told PopWrap about Sidney’s role in the fourth film now that Neve will return. “There are a lot of moving pieces, so we’ll see — but if you’re a ‘Scream’ fan, I think you’re really going to like it.”
The most interesting revelation is that Williamson has tapped into all sorts of horror subgenres for the forthcoming SCREAM IV.
“I’ve [included] manga comics, Asian ghost girl movies, there’s some PG-13 horror movies in there, vampire movies, M. Night Shyamalan movies and torture porn movies, even though they’ve come and gone,” he tells the site while also addressing the comedy in the film. ““You have to be careful because ‘Scary Movie’ spoofed these films, so one of the things I’m excited about with ‘Scream 4’ is that, while we do lampoon and send up the genre, [we] make it incredibly scary. That’s first and foremost.”
SCREAM IV was a hot commodity at the AFM this past week. The new film sees the return of cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, along with a group of new stars, who can hopefully stay alive long enough to figure out the new rules to this one-of-a-kind horror franchise.