An an interview with Digital Spy, Craven said that he hasn’t committed either way yet but it willing to hear proposals should they come to him. “Bob Weinstein has talked to me, he’s interested in me directing it. I had a brief conversation with Kevin [Williamson], I know that Kevin is writing. What I’ve said to Bob is I’m not closed to it, I’m not open to it, I’ll be perfectly happy to read a script and tell him what I think. That’s where it’s at and I’m not expecting a script until August. I don’t know what the premise is or anything.”
With regards to who would be appearing and who would be returning from the original cast however, Craven was a little more forthcoming. “I’ve been told, and I don’t think they’ll mind if I say this, the deals on David Arquette and Courteney are virtually set. I believe everybody else will be new.” The famous horror director also put paid to rumours of the film being a reboot, saying that Weinstein had spoken to him with regards to another trilogy coming from this new production.
The original Scream was released in 1996 to wide critical acclaim, with many reviewers praising its self-aware and referential style. The film was also credited with sparking a wave of resurgent interest in the slasher genre, as it was closely followed by films such as I Know What You Did Last Summer and Urban Legend, as well as its two sequels.