Hey folks, Harry here with a scoop that Daniel Epstein from SuicideGirls.Com sent in from an interview with Wes Craven! Not a lot about what's ahead, but frankly some scoops about what he isn't doing and what's happening to some of the properties he's been associated with. Really can't wait for the next Wes Craven flick to knock it out of the park! Here ya go...
#1 - Scream 4
Craven: I had lunch with Neve Campbell a month and a half ago and she said she had been approached about a fourth Scream. Right now I think she would do it.
DRE: Would you be interested?
Craven: Not really. It'd have to be a situation where the gig and the money were right. Then I would have to have complete control of the film because it just got a little too nutty over there at Miramax for me. I think there's a burnout factor with that company. As much as I was a fan of their daring, their love of film and everything else, everybody who works there is like, "Let me out of here!" It just gets a little bit too crazy.
DRE: Is Kevin Williamson involved with the Scream 4 sequel?
Craven: I don't know. I'm just not in that loop anymore, and I'm not making any effort to be in that loop. I heard about it from Neve and she asked me if I was going to do it and I said I knew nothing about it.
#2 - Wait Until Dark remake
We just got contacted yesterday by somebody who?s interested in doing a remake of Wait Until Dark, which is one of my favorite movies of all time.
#3 - Red Eye sequel
DRE: Is anyone bugging you about a Red Eye sequel? Is it possible?
Craven: I think it is completely possible if you extended those characters because they had such incredible chemistry. Whether those two actors would want to come back again or would be affordable, I don?t know. But I thought it would be fascinating to have something like Rippner being held hostage by the government and needing her help for some reason. So they get thrown into bed together, so to speak. In a way that they?d be the oddball duo, they hate each other and eventually become a tight-spun team. I think Carl was sketching out stuff. I know the studio was interested. Rachel would be trickiest for them to get because she has a manager who's extremely cautious about her career. They?d have to have a really terrific script and I'd jump at that job in a minute.
#4 ? Another ?Music of the Heart? type film
DRE: Do you have another Music of the Heart type film in you?
Craven: Yeah, actually I do. We have something called Starstruck that?s something I want to do late next year.
#5 - HBO movie
Right now I?m starting pre-production on an HBO psychodrama called Swango [written by Brian Keith Nelson] that?s based on the life of an actual doctor who poisoned over 70 of his patients.
DRE: Do you have a cast yet?
Craven: No, we?re just starting up but we?ll shoot in March.
#6 ? Feast
DRE: Do you have any idea what?s happening with the release of Feast?
Craven: I just heard yesterday from my producer, Marianne [Maddalena,] that they had pulled it from release, which is very disappointing. All I can say is that whole Weinstein Company now is unsure and in all sorts of stress. Maybe they didn?t have enough funds to release it last year or something. I?d seen a cut of it and it was a lot of fun so I hope they do release it this year. It certainly deserves it.
#7 ? Another book to be written by Wes Craven
DRE: I enjoyed The Fountain Society. Are you going to be writing another novel?
Craven: I'd like to but they're very time and labor intensive. It would have to be some point when I had some time. I would like to write a book on how I got into the business or Wes Craven's How to Make a Horror Film. I figure that could be a lot of fun and I could tell stories about all the crazy films I've done.
Daniel Robert Epstein