Variety currently has an article about upcoming film projects by Bob Weinstein’s Dimensions Films, and aside from listing all the movies Dimensions want to remake or do a sequel to (all or most of them in 3D, since ol Bob ain’t nothing if he ain’t trendy), they also mention that “Scream 4” is set to shoot in April or May, and that the studio is trying to get Wes Craven to come back. Then they add this line to the “Scream” passage:
Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette will star.
That, of course, goes against everything we’ve reported and heard since we knew a new “Scream” trilogy was in the works. So, has Neve Campbell changed her mind and agreed to come back, or did Variety simply copy/paste the names of the stars? We’ll probably know by tomorrow, I would imagine, when either corrections are put out or Campbell’s return is confirmed.
In the article, “Halloween 3” in 3D for October 2010 is confirmed (thought not for Summer as originally announced), along with a reboot of “Children of the Corn”, and sequels (Note: they said sequels, not reboots) to “Hellraiser” and “Scanners”. Also mentioned: “American Werewolf in London” and “Short Circuit”.
The fact that Variety calls “Hellraiser” and “Scanners” sequels instead of reboots make me think the article as a whole is not entirely accurate, which makes me think the Neve Campbell item is also in error. But as mentioned, we should find out by tomorrow.
Update: In another article, Variety has confirmed that Campbell “has just signed on” for “Scream 4”. Well that answers that. Looks like it was about the money after all, and Dimension films has decided to pony up the dough.