Craven spills the beans on ‘Scream’
Not long ago I theorized that horror icon Wes Craven may just be a tiny bit overrated as both a writer and a director.
Despite directing two tent poles of the horror genre (“Scream” and “Nightmare On Elm Street”), I argued Craven had yet to make a rock solid three act movie. And has made more than his fair share of truly awful movies.
And seeing as though no angry mobs have stormed my home armed with pitchforks and torches, I will stand by that statement.
Arrow in the Head recently scored an exclusive interview with Craven, and collected some interesting tidbits about this and that, including the future of the “Scream” franchise.
Yes, even though “Scream 4” was a failure both financially and critically (in this country at least), it still has a future. Craven and crew are just waiting for a script “worthy” of following up the turd that was “Scream 4.”
However, the most interesting part of the interview, for me anyway, was this little ditty about why “Scream 4” failed to connect with anyone:
“Maybe we needed to be more brutal and kill off the central characters. I don't know. I tend to not try to second guess myself.”
What?!?!? No! You don’t say! You mean instead of stroking the egos of your aging cast, you could have finally, FINALLY had the guts to off one of them and lend even the slightest drop of credibility to your stagnating franchise?! No, no one wants that. What we want are new and exciting ways for killers to avoid finishing the job and instead leave Courtney Cox, David Arquette and Neve Campbell in easily escapable situations. Just like Dr. Evil would do.
Read the full interview over at Arrow in the Head, if you haven’t already. It’s worth checking out.
Source: Arrow in the Head
Game on! ‘Mortal Kombat’ reboot in works
Get ready to start mashing some buttons because “Mortal Kombat” might just be heading back to the big screen for the first time since 1997’s “Annihilation.”
Allegedly Kevin Tancharoen is on board as director and Oren Uziel is set to write the script. The two were supposed to resurrect the franchise a few years back with “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth,” but that ended up getting turned into a web series instead.
Outside of that, not much is known about the project except it has a 2013 release date.
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Hitting the Silver Screen
Here's a quick look at some of the new films coming to theaters today:
- 50/50 (Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon Levitt)- 92% Certified Fresh (Rottentomatoes.com)
- What’s Your Number? (Anna Ferris, Chris Evans)- 22% Certified Rotten (Rottentomatoes.com)
And the winner is…
- The Dream House (Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts)- 5% Certified Rotten (Rottentomatoes.com)