As much as I like Jamie Kennedy’s turn as Randy in the “Scream” movies, bringing him back for the fourth installment always seemed like a very bad idea. Thankfully, screenwriter Kevin Williamson feels the same way. In a recent interview with FearNET, Williamson effectively crushed the hopes and dreams of boys and girls all across the nation by proclaiming that Randy still stay dead and buried. Smart move. For this sequel to be a success, Williamson needs to take the story in an entirely different direction. The landscape of horror has changed quite a bit since “Scream 3”, and the new film needs to reflect that. In my opinion, anyway.
Here’s more from Williamson on the subject:
We’re not that movie. We’re not that universe where you can bring people back from the dead. That would be just a cheat. It’s such a disservice. Everyone’s like, “When’s Randy coming back?” I’m like, “You know what? I would love nothing more than to have Jamie Kennedy in the film. However to have Randy in the film, it sort of just takes it… I mean Scream 2 was a lie, you know? It’s a false move. So I just won’t do it. I can’t do that. I just won’t do it.
Somewhere in Hollywood, Jamie Kennedy gently weeps.