What The Hell is Happening to Scream 4?

Because Fourth of July weekend wouldn't be complete without some fireworks, here comes the implosion that is Scream 4. Earlier today, Zap2it reported that Kevin Williamson had been taken off the horror sequel and replaced with Ehren Kruger, much to the consternation of the cast -- and likely Williamson himself, since he wasn't a big fan of Kruger's Scream 3 script. And now, it looks like their source for this scoop has been unearthed: Could it be Kevin Williamson himself?

On June 29th, the embattled screenwriter tweeted the following: "So nice to sushi with you @cadlymack and get to know you." Harmless, until you realize that @cadlymack is Carina MacKenize, a writer for Zap2it and the author of the Scream 4 piece that was posted today (which quoted anonymous sources close to the production).

And then there's Wes Craven. In response to the posted Zap2it article, Craven took to his own Twitter page -- Randy would be very proud of how post-millennial this all is -- and wrote the missive you see above. He even went so far as to hashtag the thing, as if to remind all Scream 4 fans searching Twitter just how terribly things on set are going.

So, to recap: Williamson is squawking about his treatment on the film (and his apparent firing), Craven is distancing himself from the script, and the actors are complaining about how their parts of have been changed for the worse. Looks like Harvey Weinstein has Scream 4 right where he wants it.

EARLIER: 'Scream 4' Script Rewrites Causing Major Trouble Among Cast


  • greg says:

    Imagine how truly awful the writing must be for the stars of 'Cougar Town' and 'Hereoes' to be displeased.

  • The Winchester says:

    What are these (reindeer) games being played by Dimension?!?
    (No, I won't drop it).

  • Christopher Rosen says:

    Reindeer Games wasn't that bad! Frankenheimer and all. I also kinda sorta maybe liked some parts of Arlington Road. What? (Ducks.)

  • Lisa says:

    Sounds like another Bob Weinstein fuck up.

  • greg says:

    Did Williamson ever do an interview where he made fun of Kruger's Scream 3? I can't wait to see the magic/bizarre voice changers Kruger comes up with this time.

  • Colander says:

    Arlington Road, while making no real plausible sense as a twisty thriller, was what made me 'pay attention' to Mr Kruger, which is why I sorta defended Scream 3 back in the day.
    But y'all are playing more than just reindeer games if you suggest he's done anything that holds up besides the Ring.

  • Wait&See says:

    Kruger's work could bring some needed pop to property past it's heyday. His off-the-radar rewrite of Cowboys & Aliens right before shooting started was difference-maker in finally finding material's story & tone...beyond studio, actors & Favreau were happy.

  • ZombieStrike says:

    Apparently you haven't been watching Cougartown, which has turned into an interesting and well-written show.

  • tc says:

    Hello, publicist/agent/Kruger.

  • David says:

    Kevin Williamson shows pretty good form on Vampire Diaries. Why he chose to stoop as low as working on this tired franchise, it's beyond belief.

  • Christopher Rosen says:

    The Ring remake was great as well. So two not terrible screenplays and much, much crap. Sounds like the resume of every studio screenwriter in Hollywood.

  • Donovan says:

    The Ring got a little help from Scott Frank (uncredited of course). So I wouldn't credit Kruger for that film's few decent moments. As for Arlington Road -- also rewritten at one point by Chuck Pfarrer. So that's "his" two decent scripts?

  • ZOOEYGLASS1999 says:

    Spot on.

  • jerebo says:

    Uh, he only created the franchise.

  • Shandi Pott says:

    omg...hayden panettiere is the star of scream 4! i can't wait to see that movie...finally she gets a big role in a big movie!

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