There’s a huge difference between reshoots and “additional photography”, which is why we clearly specify what’s taking place when a movie adds some new footage to the existing shoot. A lot of other websites don’t understand the difference, which is why directors get so frustrated with news leaking on “additional photography.” It’s not always a bad thing.
Wes Craven caught up with EW to explain what kind of filming took place on Scream 4 this past week in Michigan: “They’re not reshoots,” says Craven from the snowy set in Detroit. “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.”
And as for reports that the ending was being retooled? Don’t believe it. “No, the ending is totally kick-ass,” says Craven. “We’re not gonna touch that. [The scenes being added to are] one scene that’s kind of in the late beginning and one scene that’s a little bit later.”
Now that this is laid to rest, can we can now focus on the April 15th release date? Please?