David Arquette Calls Scream 4 "the Best Sequel"
Posted 10.29.10 by Ryan
It's been 10 years since Scream 3, but on April 15, 2011, Scream fans will be rewarded with the decade-in-the-making Scream 4. David Arquette, who is returning to the franchise, told Moviefone that the time away has been good for the upcoming sequel.
Since we hadn't done a film in ten years, there was a lot to draw from as far as other horror movies go, and just society in general. There's a commentary on media in general, and just entertainment. So there was a lot for [screenwriter] Kevin Williamson to draw on and for Wes [Craven] to exploit, but it felt like the right time.
Arquette's character of Dewey has graduated from Deputy to Sheriff, but that hasn't changed the way the other characters treat him.
Now he's in this position of authority but he doesn't get a ton of respect, and he's kind of frustrated by it, but it also makes it sort of easy to discover lines or improvise things when you know where your character is coming from and who he is. I know him pretty well — he's pretty close to me and I have a lot of fun playing him.
Arquette said that Scream 4 will be a return to a traditional horror movie and will be the "best sequel of the series."
It felt like there had been these series of pretty graphic horror films. So to go back to something that's a little more traditional, with a sense of humor, I think that people are going to be ready for it and be really excited. In my opinion, just knowing the beginning and the ending and sort of everything that happens in the middle, I think it's going to be the best sequel of the series. Because it sort of goes back to the original place, Woodsboro, and it explores what happens there, why it happened, and some of the people involved.
Arquette thinks that Scream 4 is going to be so good that he wouldn't mind returning for another, he told ShockTillYouDrop. Especially since the ending doesn't exactly close the door on more sequels.
It definitely leaves it open, so I would love to play the character again. I enjoy it, and I hope the people go out and enjoy it. I loved working with Wes and the whole family.