Dimension Films has given the green light to Scream 4, which will start shooting this spring for a release on April 15, 2011. The third installment of the franchise was released on February 4, 2000.
Wes Craven will direct and Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox Arquette will reprise their roles along with a group of younger actors.
"Scream has been such an integral part of Dimension's history, and I look forward to continuing the franchise," says Dimension Films chief Bob Weinstein, who is also co-chairman of The Weinstein Company.
Craven adds: "I am delighted to accept Bob Weinstein's offer to take the reins on a whole new chapter in Scream history. Working with Courteney, David and Neve was a blast ten years ago and I'm sure it will be again. And I can't wait to find the talent that will bring new blood to the screen as well. Kevin is right on his game with the new script - the characters and story crackle with energy and originality - to say nothing of some of the most hair-raising scares I've seen in a script since... well, since the original Scream series. Let me at it."
Source: Shock Till You Drop