With the leak of Scream 2‘s script before shooting even began, Scream Team‘s mission for Scream 4 was to keep the script under lock and key, at any cost. They accomplished that… but now that the film has been released all the way to home on DVD/Blu, we’re in a new playing field where everyone has moved on – allowing items of previous secrecy to quite easily drop into waiting hands. Like this. The real Scream 4 script.
One of them anyway. Dated 17th May 2010, it carries the production codename Z and Kevin Williamson as author (we’re not sure Ehren Kruger ever even got even script cred). Even so, this is not quite the script that was altered and shot, but most definitely carries enough differences and additions to make one imagine quite a different film.
Notably, we finally have confirmation of the old rumor that Williamson intended on Jill to survive and carry on into Scream 5 – the ending in the script lacks the extended hospital climax, instead offering Jill making it out of the house alive and her plan intact… only for a twist ending where she finds out Sidney is still alive. The end.
Submitted by JeremyBentham.