Wes Craven Returns for Scream 4; My Soul to Take Gets a Release Date
03.24.10 by Ryan
Back in November, Neve Campbell had said she thought he would return, but director Wes Craven finally confirmed via Twitter that he will be back to direct Scream 4.
It's true - @kevwilliamson and I are both back for SCREAM 4
Craven also posted a photo of himself with screenwriter Kevin Williamson holding a Scream poster to further cement the return of the creative team behind the successful Scream franchise. Williamson's involvement was already known, with the writer admitting his influences on the Scream 4 script late last year while he was putting his finishing touches on it. Variety reports that the sequel will start production this spring with a release date of April 15, 2011, which will be more than 11 years since the opening of Scream 3. Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette will all return to their previous Scream roles.
This is turning into a busy time for Craven, whose feature directorial follow-up to 2005's Red Eye, My Soul to Take, will be released later this year on October 29. The movie's synopsis shows that Craven is back in familiar horror territory. Could this be the beginning of yet another Craven-directed horror franchise?
From writer/director Wes Craven comes a thriller that warns us evil is working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And if you have any chance of beating it, you'll have to fight for your life My Soul to Take (aka 25/8). In the sleepy town of Riverton, legend tells of a serial killer who swore he would return to murder the seven children born the night he died. Now, 16 years later, people are disappearing again. Has the psychopath been reincarnated as one of the seven, or did he survive the night he was left for dead?
My Soul to Take is not the only Craven movie to see theaters this year. A remake of Craven's 1981 classic A Nightmare on Elm Street opens April 30, though Craven is not involved in the project, allowing director Samuel Bayer the opportunity to reboot the franchise.