No reshoots were needed for "Scream 4," and the recent restart of production was simply to enhance a pair of key scenes, according to Wes Craven.
Set to launch a new trilogy in Dimension Films' popular slasher franchise, "Scream 4" lensed in Michigan with Craven ("A Nightmare on Elm Street," "Scream 1-3") at the helm and Kevin Williamson ("The Vampire Diaries," "The Faculty") returning to script.
“They’re not reshoots,” Craven said in an interview with EW. “We had a couple test screenings and we saw two scenes where they had moments you could add to and we just saw a spectacular opportunity.
"Bob [Weinstein] just said to me basically, ‘You go to your dark side and I’ll give you the money!’ [laughs] The two scenes were really good but we saw how they could be spectacular so we thought let’s just go for it.
"They were key moments of the script so we just decided to go back and go for the grand slam on them.”
Craven also derailed the rumor that the ending of "Scream 4" was retooled.
“No the ending is totally kick-ass,” Craven said. “We’re not gonna touch that. [The scenes being added to are] one scene that’s kind of in the late beginning and one scene that’s a little bit later.”
"Scream 4," which hits theaters April 15, stars Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox-Arquette, Anna Paquin ("True Blood"), Kristen Bell ("Veronica Mars"), Hayden Panettiere ("Heroes"), Adam Brody ("The O.C."), Emma Roberts ("Aquamarine"), Alison Brie ("Community").
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