scream 2 neve campbell courteney cox 320 'Scream 4': Kevin Williamson talks killing plans, GhostfaceNow that “Scream 4” is underway, fans of the franchise are wondering just how creator Kevin Williamson can refresh the old franchise.

Just how safe are returning characters Sidney, Gale and Dewey? Williamson tells Fearnet that just because those beloved characters — played by Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette — have become a staple of the first trilogy, doesn’t mean they’re not fair game for Ghostface in the upcoming film.

“[Director Wes Craven] and I feel one-hundred percent that we’re gonna need to surprise the audience,” said Williamson. “If we don’t, there’s no reason to do it … It’s a ‘Scream’ movie. People have to die. And I’m no stranger to killing people. Even on ‘The Vampire Diaries’ we’ll take regular characters and just kill ’em.”

A few other tidbits from the interview:

  • We won’t see Jamie Kennedy‘s character Randy return: “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.”
  • Plans for “Scream 5” and “Scream 6”: “[‘Scream 4’] has to be good in order for us to make a ‘5’ – ‘5’ will be a continuation of ‘4.’ The deal for ‘6’ is not done. I mean, I pitched three films.”
  • A favorite character could go rogue: “It’s possible. I think Dewey, Gale or Sidney could become Ghostface.”

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