Scream 4 - Williamson Talks Randy & Killing Other Characters
Reported by Outsiders - 09:03 PM 2010.04.26
Shortly after the next "Scream" movie was announced that rumors started flying about what, who and where about the movie. One of the rumors was that Randy, played by Jamie Kennedy would be making his comeback in the next Scream movie. This would have been a neat trick if you could bring back the dead and make them human again and not a zombie.
Kennedy's character was killed off in the second movie so many were wondering what Kevin Williamson would be doing about this and he has finally come forward to scratch this rumor.
asked screenwriter Kevin Williamson if there is “any chance we’ll see some familiar faces besides those of David, Courtney and Neve?”
No. We're not that movie. We're not that universe where you can bring people back from the dead. That would be just a cheat. It's such a disservice. Everyone's like, "When's Randy coming back?" I'm like, "You know what? I would love nothing more than to have Jamie Kennedy in the film. However to have Randy in the film, it sort of just takes it… I mean Scream 2 was a lie, you know? It's a false move. So I just won't do it. I can't do that. I just won't do it."
Since your central cast now numbers three, is it tough to maintain the element of danger in Scream 4, as opposed to the first three Screams? Because one would assume you won't kill off one of those three characters, since they're now so beloved.
Oh, really? [Laughs.] Now you tell me! [Laughs.] No, I agree with you. It is sort of… I love the characters. I didn't even realize what I was missing until I sat down to write it and work it out. We're going out of our way to be sort of respectful of that. But at the same time, Wes and I feel one-hundred percent that we're gonna need to surprise the audience. If we don't, there's no reason to do it. And so we're hoping that we'll be able to balance that in a way that's satisfying to everybody. But it's like, you can't confirm or deny. It's a Scream movie. People have to die. And I'm no stranger to killing people.
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