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.