Craven and the gang ready to Scream

Ghost Face from the Scream series

Ghost Face from the Scream series

More than 10 years after the release of SCREAM 3 and following a drawn out will-they-won’t-they internet debate, Dimension Films have finally greenlit SCREAM 4 with a release set for April 15, 2011.

According to Variety Wes Craven is indeed returning as director along with series veterans Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox Arquette. The fan favourites will also be joined by a cast of younger actors to play the requisite Ghost Face fodder. So far each film in the franchise has been directed by Craven and financially sucessful; each grossing over $160 million.

So good news all around then. The real question then is whether, after such a long period between the last instalment and having been parodied to death in films such as SCARY MOVIE, Craven can pull it off again and give fans the great SCREAM sequel they’ve been waiting for. What do you think, is he up to the challenge or has this series past its sell-by-date?

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Dennis Routledge Tizzard

Dennis Routledge Tizzard is a Film Studies graduate just starting out in the field of online film journalism. He maintains a blog for reviews of recent film releases, writes a weekly feature called 'The Art of Film Advertising' for The 405 and regularly contributes news articles and reviews for Cinefantastique Online.

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