In Scream 4, fans aren't just getting the surviving cast members of the original trilogy — Neve Campbell, Courteny Cox, and David Arquette — but a whole new cast of newcomers headlined by Hayden Panettiere and Emma Roberts. While attending the red carpet premiere of the highly-anticipated sequel, Panettiere admitted to The LA Times that there was a little pressure in entering a franchise that began in 1996.
You do have to have a respect for the fact that it's something that's so established, that it's a family that's been created over the past 15 years. But [the old cast] were so nice and so welcoming and so cool about it that you didn't really feel that "Oh my God, don't mess up, you gotta come in with your stuff together."
Roberts, meanwhile, told The Huffington Post that bringing in a cast of younger actors for Scream 4 was a "smart idea" for the franchise.
Especially such great people like Hayden Panettiere and Rory Culkin. And all the young people are really great choices for the roles, like people that I would have imagined in the part while I was reading the script. That's gonna help bring in a younger audience. Also technology has changed so much since the original Scream. There's so much more ways to talk to people and stalk people. I think that's definitely incorporated in this new Scream.
Campbell, Cox, and Arquette were thrilled to come back and work together alongside much of the same crew as the original trilogy. The three actors, along with franchise director Wes Craven discussed what it was like to return in a behind the scenes video from Yahoo!. watch the video >> Posted 04.15.11 by Ryan
Scream fans were thrilled to learn that director Wes Craven and franchise creator and Scream and Scream 2 screenwriter Kevin Williamson were coming back to direct and pen the fourth installment, Scream 4. Imagine the disappointment when, last July, amidst the sequel's production in Michigan, rumors of script troubles surfaced, claiming that Williamson had left and Scream 3 screenwriter Ehren Kruger had taken over rewriting the script.
Craven's response at the time was to tweet that he had "not been given control of the script," a message he recently reiterated, claiming that the script was "ultimately controlled by what the studio wants" and admitted there was a "bumpy period when things shifted over from Kevin to Ehren."
Speaking with Zap2It, Scream 4 newcomers Hayden Panettiere and Emma Roberts spoke about the script changes, which seemingly caused little friction. what was changed? >> Posted 03.25.11 by Ryan
The first full-length trailer for Scream 4 was the last footage released for director Wes Craven's latest installment in the Scream franchise.
Since then, Craven has been shooting additional footage, leaving fans to feast on photos and a posters while waiting for new footage from the highly anticipated sequel.
Finally, three new clips have arrived for Scream 4, which, while they lack any sign of Ghostface, show franchise stars Neve Campbell, Courteny Cox, and David Arquette interacting with the "fresh meat" of new cast members. watch the clips >> Posted 03.24.11 by Ryan
The role of Katniss Everdeen in the upcoming adaptation of The Hunger Games has become the coveted role for young actresses in Hollywood, and they're in luck, since almost every actress is up for the part. Based on the book of the same name by Suzanne Collins, Katniss is a teenager in a dystopian future where teens are forced into a televised competitions called "The Hunger Games" where the contestants are forced to fight to the death. 30 Actresses Are in the Casting Mix >> Posted 03.04.11 by Ryan
Production on Scream 4 wrapped yesterday, just in time for Entertainment Tonight to air a behind-the-scenes featurette of the upcoming sequel including interviews with director Wes Craven and actors Emma Roberts, Courtney Cox Arquette, David Arquette, and Neve Campbell. View the second interview, here >> Posted 09.23.10 by Ryan
Director Wes Craven used his Twitter account to announce that production on the upcoming sequel Scream 4 had wrapped in Michigan.
It's the end of the beginning, and the beginning of the end... That's a wrap on @Scream4!
The newest installment brings some new blood to the Scream franchise in Emma Roberts, who will play Jill, the cousin of Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell). Roberts told MTV that Scream 4 will be "the best one." watch a preview of footage from the movie >> Posted 09.22.10 by Ryan
So far, casting on director Marc Webb's upcoming Spider-Man reboot has only succeeded in landing one official actor: Andrew Garfield, who was cast as Peter Parker, the nerdy high school kid who becomes a superhero after being bit by a radioactive spider. With production set to start this December, Sony is looking to cast Garfield's love interest, a role that will surely draw ire from scores of comic book fans since it will not be the character of Mary-Jane Watson, the life-long love interest of Spider-Man in the comic books. Kirsten Dunst portrayed the character in the original trilogy of movies.
What character will replace Watson is unknown. Looking at Spider-Man's comic book love interest history, the role could be Gwen Stacy, Parker's college love interest, but since the reboot will focus on Parker as a high school student, the love interest could be Betty Brant, Parker's first real girlfriend. It's also possible that the character could be a new invention entirely. Whoever she is, Sony is lining up several actresses for the part to read with Garfield. Who's up for the role? >> Posted 08.23.10 by Ryan
Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox Arquette, and David Arquette are getting some company for the next installment of the Scream franchise. Variety reports that Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, and Emma Roberts have all signed on for Scream 4.
Director Wes Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson are also returning for the sequel, which is the first in new trilogy of Scream movies. Scream 4 will follow Campbell's cousin, Jill (Roberts), who will be the heroine of the movie. Panettiere will play her nerdy, movie geek friend, while Culkin will play a possible love interest.
THR recently reported that Lake Bell (It's Complicated) is also in talks to play a police officer who attended high school with Campbell. Casting is moving slowly on the project, as the movie's story is being kept so secret that potential actors have to decide if they will appear in the movie without seeing a script. We'll go out on a limb, though, and guess that the movie might follow a masked killer tormenting young victims via their cell phones. Posted 05.29.10 by Ryan
Hollywood seems to have canine-brain this week, and who can blame it?
Julia Roberts' niece, actress Emma Roberts (Nancy Drew, Aquamarine), will be starring in Hotel for Dogs, a live-action kids' flick about two teen orphans who hide stray dogs in an abandoned hotel. Jeff Lowell (John Tucker Must Die) adapted the script from the 1971 novel by Lois Duncan. It will be the feature directoral debut of Thor Freudenthal.
Bernie Mac (Transformers, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle) will be adding his comedic talents to Old Dogs, the John Travolta-Robin Williams comedy about two middle-aged men who find themselves in the charge of 7-year-old twins. Mac will play "Johnny Lunchbox," a puppeteer with Barney-like status among kids.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter. Posted 08.15.07 by reelz