"When I had my first conversation with [screenwriter Kevin Williamson
] about this whole thing, he had an idea for a new trilogy. And I think that was Bob Weinstein
's thing also about waiting so long - if there were to be a Scream 4
,' there would also probably be a Scream 5
' and a 'Scream 6
' sooner or later so we could construct a new trilogy that kind of stood on its own. I think a very significant indicator of the dedication that Bob Weinstein
has to this franchise is not doing the serious 'Scream
' movie again for a long time. Not only has the audience been deprived of it for a long time, but enough time and events in the young characters' lives had a chance to occur. It's a process that I think all of us go through, trying to stay fresh and not repeating our last acts. What is next? What thoughts are in my mind that are original, thoughts that even surprise me, as opposed to looking up and going, 'Oh, I guess I can do one of those. I guess I can make a zombie movie!' We just need to keep it fresh and, in a sense, inspired. The thought that you can't even intellectually sit down necessarily and come up with something, but then a thought comes and hits you in the middle of the shower - that's your deepest subconscious creativity talking to you."