'Scream 4' director Wes Craven on the horror flick resuming production: 'They're not reshoots' -- EXCLUSIVE

Scream 4 fans were in a tizzy when rumors of reshoots flooded the Internet this past weekend. Director Wes Craven even tweeted that production had returned to Michigan and posted a pic of Community‘s Alison Brie. (Friday Night Lights‘ Aimee Teegarden also tweeted that she was called back for more filming.) But Craven tells EW EXCLUSIVELY that it they were simply adding to two pivotal moments to the horror flick, out April 15. “They’re not reshoots,” says Craven from the snowy set in Detroit. “We had a couple test screenings and we saw two scenes where they had moments you could add to and we just saw a spectacular opportunity. Bob [Weinstein] just said to me basically, ‘You go to your dark side and I’ll give you the money!’ [Laughs] The two scenes were really good, but we saw how they could be spectacular, so we thought, let’s just go for it. They were key moments of the script, so we just decided to go back and go for the grand slam on them.” And as for reports that the ending was being retooled? Don’t believe it. “No, the ending is totally kick-ass,” says Craven. “We’re not gonna touch that. [The scenes being added to are] one scene that’s kind of in the late beginning and one scene that’s a little bit later.” Based on this info (and from dissecting the trailer like a good Scream obsessive), it sounds like Craven and Co. are amping up Brie’s Ghostface attack scene in the parking garage, as well as Teegarden and Brittany Robertson’s own meeting with the masked killer.

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  • Al

    Can’t wait for the movie to come out!

    • James Jacobson

      I watched the first 3 on VHS when I was 9, and I became obsessed! A decade later and part 4 is coming out next month! I CAN’T WAIT EITHER!

  • AN

    Seriously, so freaking excited!!! April can’t get here fast enough! :)

  • V

    I’m with you, Al! I’ve been waiting for this movie ever since there have been only rubies about another one! And I don’t care if the idea of Scream is outdated. I’m tired of all those “porn, mutilation, and gore movies”. And I’m too much of a weenie to watch the paranormal ones. Scream is just fun and entertaining and I know that this one won’t disappoint.

  • jpratm

    SO EXITED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Josh

    More Alison Bree is never a bad thing.

    • LOL

      Now you’re talkin’!

  • graeme

    Don’t kill Gale!

    • brandon

      i totally agree!! let gail live, kill sidney.

  • Eric

    Seriously, seriously best cast ever.

  • Nick T

    Beyond excited

  • Bobby

    Love it!

    • Chad turner

      can’t wait to see it

  • Kristen

    Can’t wait for this! I had my doubts, but after watching the trailer, the doubts are gone! Bring it!

  • Krissy

    I’m very excited for this movie! The Scream franchise are some of my favorite horror films because they are very suspenseful and not tooooo gory. I’d rather jump than puke.

  • RoyBatty

    Not too sure about it; I thought Scream 3 was a bit off. But at least all the original creators are involved, so at least if it sucks, it will suck on its own terms!

  • jodipo

    looks like much fun!!

  • bruno

    last i heard new shoots to a movie finished production were called RE-shoots.

    • Grubi

      I was thinking the same thing.

    • Ben

      Well if they were taking an already filmed scene and filming it again with a few small changes, that would be a reshoot but with this they’re just filming all new material which wasn’t in the film before and adding that in which us different.

  • Japanese HIROSHI

    Craven: “No, the ending is totally kick-ass. . .”

    (I like the way he put it like a hipster, LOL.)

    If he really means it, I trust him to be able to deliver as promised. And, more or less, I still enjoy watching the trilogy (especially Parts 1 & 2) on DVD.

    PS: Welcome back Mr. Craven and all the original cast members!

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