If given the opportunity, would you change any of Scream 4’s storylines? EW spoke with Wes Craven, who was kind enough to let the magazine in on some interesting ideas that didn’t make the final cut. When news of a Scream 4 first surfaced, so did a storyline involving Dewey and Gale having a baby. “It [the script] evolved a lot,” said Craven. “They had a kid in the first couple of drafts. Then we just decided that was gonna make things impossible shooting and there really wasn’t a thing for the kid to be doing. Courteney was always showing up at crime scenes with a baby. This is not gonna work!”
And if you thought that story could only exist in a Stab film, Williamson initially pitched an opening sequence involving Neve Campbell’s character going head-to-head with Ghostface and being left for dead! “Then there was a two-year gap while she recovered,” explains Craven. “Bob [Weinstein] felt that would kind of slow the pace of the story and thought it would maybe be better to go with young characters.”
Are you happy these ideas didn’t make the final version of Scream 4?
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