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09.25.09 20 Comments

(We call this position ‘Congress of the Crotch’)

Neve Campbell was something of a sex symbol back in the day, perhaps due to the fact that she can’t OPEN HER DAMNED EYES ALL THE WAY!  OH I’M SORRY, IS IT TOO BRIGHT FOR YOU IN HERE, HARTNETT?   (*clears throat, shuffles papers*) Another thing that was popular in the 90s was Scream.  That’s why Bob Weinstein is greenlighting Scream 4, hiring Neve Campbell, and spraypainting his Jnco pants*.  And just like that, it’s suddenly cool to make your girlfriend wear that mask during sex again.

“I’m heading back to my franchise films,” Weinstein declared, citing plans to shoot sequels to “Hellraiser” and “Scanners” in 3D. Also on the slate are remakes of “Short Circuit” and “An American Werewolf in London.” “These films are our strength, and we are committed to doing them in style.”  In addition, the company wants to shoot “Halloween III” in 3D, aiming to release it in October 2010. Dimension also is remaking the cult classic “Children of the Corn.”

“Scream 4” will start production in April or May as the first of a new trilogy, and the company is talking to Wes Craven to direct, Weinstein reports. In addition to Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette will return to the “Scream” franchise.  [Variety]

Phew, they got Courteney Cox and David Arquette?  I was worried this wasn’t going to have any bankable stars.


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