The Lifetime original movie An Amish Murder, directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal and based on the novel Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo, tells the story of a woman (Neve Campbell) who grew up Amish and, after returning to her small hometown as its Chief of Police, must solve a string of horrible murders. The film also stars Christian Campbell, Noam Jenkins, C. Thomas Howell and IronE Singleton.
During this recent interview to discuss the film that she stars in and executive produced, actress Neve Campbell talked about how Lifetime approached her with the project, what she knew about the Amish lifestyle prior to filming, how she approached playing this character, acting with her brother, Christian, and the possibility that this could turn into a TV show. She also talked about her desire to continue producing, balancing motherhood with work, doing a guest spot on Grey’s Anatomy, the chances that Scream 5 will ever happen, where she’d like her career to go next, and her thoughts on social media. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
The people at MTV, who have long decided that their dedication to music is a thing of the past, have found a new niche in teen-centric TV series, especially with their new, Twilight-esesque take on Teen Wolf, which just had its season premiere last night after the MTV Movie Awards (be sure to check out that new footage from The Dark Knight Rises that premiered during the show last night). Now the network has set their sights on a more recent horror property for their next series endeavor as Scream has been lined up to get the TV treatment.
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One of the staples of the Scream franchise has always been the opening sequence. This past Spring’s fourth entry in the franchise was no exception, as it featured multiple fake-outs and the signature pop-culture-infused/meta dialogue that took that we’ve come to expect from the series. It’s no secret that director Wes Craven did some reshoots on Scream 4, and with the Blu-ray release of the flick we now have a chance to see some of the stuff that was discarded, like this alternate opening to the film. For those who haven’t seen the pic just yet, we’ll keep it spoiler-free on the front page. Hit the jump to watch the alternate opening.
Although Scream 4 served as a helpful reminder that we didn’t really need another Scream movie, apparently not everyone got the message. Because the film grossed $97 million worldwide off a $40 million budget (plus P&A), director Wes Craven believes Scream 5 could be on the way. The director tells Movieweb:
The odds are that there will be (a Scream 5). It is something that Bob Weinstein wants to do. He tends to do what he wants to do. So I am inclined to think that there will be (another sequel). Whether I will be a part of it or not? I don’t know. My contract gives me the first look. If they show me something that is really wonderful? Of course I will be a part of it.
Back in April 2010, we reported that Craven was already signed for Scream 5 and Scream 6, but it now appears that he simply had first-look deals rather than a firm commitment to helm a new trilogy. Hit the jump for more details.
Woo-hoo. Folks, it looks like 2011 has indeed soared to its first big weekend win in months on the wings of Fox’s Rio. The 3D animated toon rose from the ashes of a lower than expected Friday figure to earn an estimated $40 million for the three day frame. Unfortunately, there was not a lot of love left over for Wes Craven’s Scream 4 but, no matter! The weekend should still end up ahead of last year by approximately 12%.
Mondo is already in the middle of Director’s Series posters for Guillermo del Toro and Zack Snyder, but there’s no rule as to how many directors can have their own series. The latest name to get his own line is Wes Craven and on Thursday, Mondo will be releasing posters for A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream. Both posters were designed by Alex Pardee and are (unsurprisingly) impressive and eye-catching. Mondo will also be releasing posters for Craven’s Swamp Thing, The Hills Have Eyes, and The Last House on the Left.
Hit the jump for details and pricing on the posters along with the full press release. Be sure you’re following @MondoNews for the announcement of when these go on sale.
While reuniting original cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, Scream 4 also brings in a whole new cast of possible victims and sets the stage for further installments of the highly successful horror franchise. In the 11 years since Scream 3 was released, and with 15 years having passed since the debut of the first film, the world as well as the landscape of horror have changed, and all of that is taken into account while still nodding its head toward its origin. You can watch some clips from Scream 4 here.
At the film’s press day, Scream newcomers Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere talked about what drew them to the franchise, being the new guys on set with the original trio of actors, working on a film that is so secretive, and what scares them in real life. Check out what they had to say after the jump:
Fifteen years after the Scream franchise ushered a new wave of horror, series creator Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries, Dawson’s Creek) and horror master Wes Craven, who directed the first trilogy, have reunited for Scream 4. Reflecting back on where it came from, and taking into account the technological and internet savvy world we now live in, the film reunites its lead trio while introducing a new group of actors for Ghostface to terrorize.
At the film’s press day, director Wes Craven talked about taking the internet into consideration for this installment in the horror franchise, the spy work involved with keeping the story secret, how screenwriter Ehren Kruger only made minor changes to Kevin Williamson’s script, and why this was the perfect time to breathe life into the Scream series again. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
With director Wes Craven’s Scream 4 hitting theaters on April 15, we’ve been sent four new images to help promote the film. Scream 4 stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Alison Brie, and Adam Brody. Hit the jump to check out the images [Warning: At least one of the pics could be taken as a mild spoiler. So, yeah, you've been warned.]
Also, in case you missed them, you can check out three clips from the film here and a recent television spot by clicking here.
by Jeff Ames Posted: January 15th, 2011 at 6:57 pm
Dimension Films has just released a new trailer for Scream 4 and it’s actually quite good with tons of new action-packed footage not seen in the original teaser. Not that I was worried or anything, but after the disappointing Scream 3, my expectations for this third sequel haven’t exactly been through the roof. In all actuality, I’m just curious to see how many members of the original cast will get offed.
Scream 4 reunites Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette and director Wes Craven. The screenplay was written by Kevin Williamson who penned the scripts for Scream and Scream 2. The thriller is set to open April 15. Check out the trailer after the jump, but be warned, there is much spoiler-ish action on display – don’t say I didn’t warn you!
We have two quick pieces of Scream 4 news for you today. First up, photos from the set of the film have leaked online. There’s nothing massive like, “Oh, so all those people die.” More like, “I see Neve Campbell has grown her hair out.” There are also some snaps of cast members Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, and David Arquette.
There’s also some very interesting news from Ann Arbor [via Bloody Disgusting] that Neve Campbell and Scream co-star Matthew Lillard will spotted having dinner together last Thursday. In the first Scream, Lillard played Stuart ‘Stu’ Macher and was easily the best thing in the entire movie (“My mom and dad are going to be so mad at me!”). Hit the jump to check out some of the photos snapped from the set and hopefully we’ll be able to find out more about Lillard’s role in the movie. Scream 4 is slated to open on April 15, 2011.