There have been many accusations flying around in the face of the Writer Rumors, going as so far to attack the original reporter, Zap2It‘s Carina MacKenzie and even accusing Kevin Williamson as being the leakster. IMDB user lostrockofficefnl took the initiative and contacted MacKenzie. Here is our breakdown of the conversation.
MacKenzie first addressed concerns over the news’ validity: “Of course, I can’t reveal who our sources are, but I can say that they are impeccable and have been involved with the project from Day 1. Zap2it takes accurate reporting very seriously and we double check our sources diligently. We NEVER report original stories if we can’t stand by them 100%. Ehren Kruger has already completed one draft of the script (which is now in production) and has been commissioned for more rewrites. Kevin Williamson is off the project.”
Some have floated the strange notion that Williamson himself was the source, since he tweeted that the two had sushi together. But MacKenzie quashes that: “No, Kevin and I had sushi to talk Vampire Diaries.”
When pressed on the reasons Williamson left: “I can’t really say more! I don’t know the reasons” she says. “I can say that I told someone involved with the film that I was very excited to see it – I’ve been a fan since the first movie – and the person said, “Get un-excited.” Doesn’t sound good to me.”
According to MacKenzie, “I do know 100% that Scream 5 and 6 will not be happening.”
Williamson has so far remained silent on the matter, raising further worries. But when asked if the Scream scribe has commented at any stage? “He said he wishes them well.”