Word from the American Film Market is that horror scribe Kevin Williamson has returned to write a new Scream trilogy for Dimension Films. Scream 4 will see the return of Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, and David Araquette. Williamson, who is at work on the screenplay, told MTV:
It’s going good. I’ve gotta finish that baby. The fourth one is an ensemble…It’ll take place right now, 10 years later, and it’s going to take place in [Sidney Prescott's hometown of] Woodsboro. We’ll have our three main characters, and we’ll be introducing several more.
A synopsis, however, was made available at AFM. It reads:
The horror series that reignited the genre and grossed more than $500 million worldwide is back! From Kevin Williamson, creator of the original Scream trilogy, the new film sees the return of cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette along with a group of new stars, who can all hopefully stay alive long enough to figure out the new rules to this one-of-a-kind horror franchise!
Williamson set the horror genre on its head in the late ’90s by creating smart and verbose teen characters in films such as I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Faculty, and the original Scream series. He is currently a producer/writer on the CW teen bloodsucker hit “The Vampire Diaries.”
No word yet on whether director Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Last House on the Left) will return to the fold.