Scream 4, the long-awaited sequel to Wes Craven‘s uber-popular ’90s slasher flick trilogy, is on its way.
Dimension Films have been releasing 30 second TV spots in the States to build hype this week, which reveals, among other things, that Neve Campbell is back in the hot seat (hi-fives, teenage boys who never grew up) with David Arquette and Courtney Cox reprising their roles, too. Naturally, a whole lot of other babes have to be slashed to death, with Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Alison Brie and Kristen Bell lining up to be eviscerated.
Craven is rumoured to be starting a new, post-Y2K trilogy of the franchise, assuming this film goes gangbusters at the box office. It makes sense; new decade, new ways to scare little kids who lie about their age at the ticket booth. You can already see all the Internet influence in the trailer, what, with all that self-reflexive metatalk about modern audiences being savvy by a bunch of long-haired dudes who we sincerely hope get their throats cut in the first 20 minutes. I mean, they don’t even have boobs.
Scream is out April 15 in the US. Expect it soon after in Oz.