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Exclusive: Wes Craven updates us on the future of Scream and Coming of Rage

Mar. 13, 2013by: Eric Walkuski

I had the extreme pleasure of talking to Wes Craven the other day while the director was in Austin, Texas, for the SXSW Film Festival. The main purpose of our chat was the new AMC venture he's taking part in, Yeah!, which we'll get to in a day or two. But first, I just wanted to pass along Craven's comments about the future of the SCREAM franchise, as well as the comic book he and Steve Niles are working on called COMING OF RAGE, which was first announced last summer.

For the people who are aching for another SCREAM film, is there hope for SCREAM 5?

Craven: So far I have not heard anything about SCREAM 5 from Bob Weinstein. There is some talk about a television series, but I don't think anything has moved forward on that yet. That's what I'm hearing more than anything else from the guys at Dimension. It would be them picking up the phone and asking me if I wanted to play with them, so...

And what's next for you?

Craven: I'm doing a five-issue comic-book series called COMING OF RAGE, which is about a teenage kid who is born into a family of vampires and doesn't know i until his coming of age, so to speak, which comes in the middle of a bar fight, when he's gone into a place he shouldn't have. He's helped by a guy and a girl, and she turns out to be a zombie, and the guy turns out to be a werewolf. It's a road picture, believe it or not, sort of "them against the world." And it turns out each one of them has one human parent, so it sort of bridges both worlds. It's a coming of age - or coming of rage - story, what can I say? I wrote the entire outline with Steve [Niles] and now he's off writing the entire first drafts of all the issues.

And that could become a feature film one day?

Craven: Oh absolutely, that's part of the deal. I have first dibs on a feature of it.

Extra Tidbit: Stay tuned for more from Craven later this week!

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9:05PM on 03/13/2013

Awww man...

I really hope Scream 5 gets made, sooner than later... and yes... an October release would be perfect.
I really hope Scream 5 gets made, sooner than later... and yes... an October release would be perfect.
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8:52PM on 03/13/2013

C'MON CRAVEN

A COMIC BOOK SERIES??? (well ok then it's got Steve Niles... A+) but c'mon... so you wrote the draft you've gotten soft.... do you think you can find the time to direct one more film when all you do is one film every ten years? you say yes, I SAY NO WAY....
I usd to love you man... your films were the stuff nightmares were made of.... but c'mon... actually start directing again. because you've got some huge gaps in your directing library dude...like NOTHING from 2006 to 2010??? and then
A COMIC BOOK SERIES??? (well ok then it's got Steve Niles... A+) but c'mon... so you wrote the draft you've gotten soft.... do you think you can find the time to direct one more film when all you do is one film every ten years? you say yes, I SAY NO WAY....
I usd to love you man... your films were the stuff nightmares were made of.... but c'mon... actually start directing again. because you've got some huge gaps in your directing library dude...like NOTHING from 2006 to 2010??? and then SCREAM 4 in 2011 - ONE FILM DUDE??? SERIOUSLY??)... else you'll quickly be a forgotten relic of better days dude.....
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7:04PM on 03/13/2013

I agree with the other poster here

Don't make a TV series out of this, can't see that ending well unless it ends up on something like HBO, which will most likely not happen. We'll get it on the CW and it'll be just awful, make Scream 5 for the theaters, this isn't a movie that would work well as a weekly series, can't even see how they'd pull that off.
Don't make a TV series out of this, can't see that ending well unless it ends up on something like HBO, which will most likely not happen. We'll get it on the CW and it'll be just awful, make Scream 5 for the theaters, this isn't a movie that would work well as a weekly series, can't even see how they'd pull that off.
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6:36PM on 03/13/2013

Say 'No' To Scream Series, 'Yes' To Scream 5

I liked Scream 4 and would definitely see a Scream 5 in theaters if they kept the same creative team both in front of and behind the camera. I think Scream 5 should be a Halloween release as Scream 4 would have been much more successful had it been released in October instead of April. What really sets this horror franchise apart from all the rest is the fact that Wes Craven has directed them all and kept his key cast in tact. The ending of the 4th film proves there is still more story to be
I liked Scream 4 and would definitely see a Scream 5 in theaters if they kept the same creative team both in front of and behind the camera. I think Scream 5 should be a Halloween release as Scream 4 would have been much more successful had it been released in October instead of April. What really sets this horror franchise apart from all the rest is the fact that Wes Craven has directed them all and kept his key cast in tact. The ending of the 4th film proves there is still more story to be told and I for one want to see the conclusion to the film series over a TV series.
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