Is Hollywood basically Bizarro World? In a word, yes. Up is down. Black is white. And now, Kevin Williamson actually still has a Scream 5 in mind, but Weinstein Co seemingly aren’t interested. Back in Scream 4-era, it was the screenwriter feeling ambivalent against an overly interested company. See, Opposite World.
Back on September 9th, an innocent tweet exchange occurred between a fan and Scream scribe Kevin Williamson. The question was “give us #Scream5! you’re the one and only who could do it!” Maybe it was boredom, or maybe it was the fan’s lack of punctuation which really impressed the one and only. But he answered: “I gotz it. Nobody wantz it!”
And it hasn’t exploded like the bomb that it should. The internet has the memory of a goldfish – us included. But let’s rewind to March when Williamson said of Scream 5: “I don’t know. I’m not doing it.” Based on past evidence, it was easy to assume it had been his choice to not take part in whatever Dimension Films’ future plans will be. However, his recent tweet indicates it’s Dimension who are giving him the cold shoulder. His comments are obviously not to be taken literally as there are plenty that want his Scream 5.
KW certainly has re-warmed to his Scream association via Twitter in recent times, so it’s clear the long-ago strict vowel of silence is over on his end. And last we heard about solid Scream 5 developments, Bob Weinstein was seeking writers to workshop a new concept for the fifth entry. But something is clearly working backwards here.