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Wes Craven in no rush to make Scream 5

05.27.2011

After SCREAM 4 mostly disappointed at the box-office (it was handily beaten by competing horror flick INSIDIOUS), word was the planned fifth installment in the series was dead in the water. But later Harvey Weinstein came out and said those reports weren't true and that they were very much interested in making another SCREAM movie. Trouble is, Wes Craven isn't.

Craven, who has right of first refusal on any SCREAM movies, told Entertainment Weekly that after the back-to-back shoots of MY SOUL TO TAKE and SCREAM 4, he just wants to chill the eff out. "I'm taking the summer off," he said adding, I directed and produced, and my wife produced, both SCREAM 4 and the previous film, MY SOUL TO TAKE, and they were both very difficult films. So we just decided, ‘You know what? We’re going to spend the summer someplace nice and not think about film for a while.'"

I'm frankly pretty jealous of that plan and considering the troubles he went through on both films, the guy definitely deserves it. But his need for a vacation aside, Craven refused to rule out a return to the franchise eventually, saying it was "possible" but wanted writer Kevin Williamson to return. That could be a longshot considering Williamson got into a "massive fight" (his words) with Dimension head Bob Weinstein and Ehren Kruger was brought in to finish the script.

If I were a betting man, I'd bet that the SCREAM franchise would probably stay dead for a little while, until possibly getting revived in a low-budget, potentially direct-to-DVD format with Craven staying aboard as some kind of exec producer.

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Source: EW.com

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8:26AM on 04/30/2013

No

He needs to quit ruining his legacy and just stop making movies.
He needs to quit ruining his legacy and just stop making movies.
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11:12AM on 05/29/2011
thank god..cause he only produces garbage nowadays..give someone else the chance
thank god..cause he only produces garbage nowadays..give someone else the chance
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7:23AM on 05/28/2011

meh

Scream was fine with all its genre mixing but to be honest I prefered Red Eye. Solid little thriller there. Why not another? Horror is like comedy, if you can see the gag coming its not scary/funny. Surprise is the key to both.Leave horror to the younger guys with something new to say...
Scream was fine with all its genre mixing but to be honest I prefered Red Eye. Solid little thriller there. Why not another? Horror is like comedy, if you can see the gag coming its not scary/funny. Surprise is the key to both.Leave horror to the younger guys with something new to say...
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4:51AM on 05/28/2011
i am sorry to say this...but after the back-to-back efforts of Craven on said films, i feel like his best days are behind him.
i am sorry to say this...but after the back-to-back efforts of Craven on said films, i feel like his best days are behind him.
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10:59PM on 05/27/2011
I hope during this break he takes a long hard look at whether his wife really needs to help him produce these things. Why can't she produce her own projects? She may seem like an easy scapegoat, but ever since Mrs. Craven has become involved, the films just haven't been the same. Oh, and that Kruger asshole. God I can't stand him. He raped and pillaged Scream 4 just like he did Scream 3. Oh and Weinstein needs to stay the fuck out of it.
I hope during this break he takes a long hard look at whether his wife really needs to help him produce these things. Why can't she produce her own projects? She may seem like an easy scapegoat, but ever since Mrs. Craven has become involved, the films just haven't been the same. Oh, and that Kruger asshole. God I can't stand him. He raped and pillaged Scream 4 just like he did Scream 3. Oh and Weinstein needs to stay the fuck out of it.
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11:00PM on 05/27/2011
ps give Marco Beltrami's music more prominent placing, like in the first Scream. I really believe that there's another good Scream movie out there. Somewhere.
ps give Marco Beltrami's music more prominent placing, like in the first Scream. I really believe that there's another good Scream movie out there. Somewhere.
10:14PM on 05/27/2011
while i did like scream 4, it still felt unnecessary & took away from the original trilogy that holds a special place in my heart, its a shame Craven had such a hard time with making this one so can you blame him for being probably forced into an even more unnecessary part 5, even Craven deserves better being an horror icon. If the Weinsteins want a part 5 so bad then bring in some newbie director they can play puppet with but i guarantee it will suck big time.
while i did like scream 4, it still felt unnecessary & took away from the original trilogy that holds a special place in my heart, its a shame Craven had such a hard time with making this one so can you blame him for being probably forced into an even more unnecessary part 5, even Craven deserves better being an horror icon. If the Weinsteins want a part 5 so bad then bring in some newbie director they can play puppet with but i guarantee it will suck big time.
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7:09PM on 05/27/2011
I did enjoy 4, but I'm in no rush to see 5, Wes, so it's all good. :D
I did enjoy 4, but I'm in no rush to see 5, Wes, so it's all good. :D
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2:29PM on 05/27/2011
Scream 4 was good, but one problem was releasing it Easter weekend. What Casual fans are going to go see a horror slasher Easter weekend? Slashers are better left for Halloween. If any Saw was released in Summer it would tank worse.
Scream 4 was good, but one problem was releasing it Easter weekend. What Casual fans are going to go see a horror slasher Easter weekend? Slashers are better left for Halloween. If any Saw was released in Summer it would tank worse.
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10:24AM on 05/27/2011
Good for you Wes , how about doing us one better and not come back at all , you pompous , overrated hack !!
Good for you Wes , how about doing us one better and not come back at all , you pompous , overrated hack !!
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10:17PM on 05/27/2011
it wasnt wes' fault dumbass!
it wasnt wes' fault dumbass!
9:54AM on 05/27/2011

Wes

My soul to take was one of the worst film of the decade and scream 4 was just passable. So dear Was: why not take a year off!?!
My soul to take was one of the worst film of the decade and scream 4 was just passable. So dear Was: why not take a year off!?!
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9:53AM on 05/27/2011
Scream 4 was a great way for the franchise to finish. The movie was the best one since the original and with that I would be fine if they never made another one. I am happy with all four of the films and how everything came full circle in the end.

If anything, the next time we see Ghostface will unfortunetly in a reboot.
Scream 4 was a great way for the franchise to finish. The movie was the best one since the original and with that I would be fine if they never made another one. I am happy with all four of the films and how everything came full circle in the end.

If anything, the next time we see Ghostface will unfortunetly in a reboot.
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10:02PM on 05/27/2011
Worst poster ever
Worst poster ever
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