Coming Soon.net is reporting that Showtime Networks and The Weinstein Company have just announced that they have signed a seven-year deal for up to 95 films including Quentin Tarantino’s latest INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, Alex Aja’s PIRANHA 3D and curiously enough… SCREAM 4. No word on any Wes Craven involvement at this point.
"In a move that enhances its slate of theatrical motion pictures, Showtime Networks Inc. has entered into an exclusive seven-year film distribution arrangement with The Weinstein Company (TWC)." (In other words, Showtime will get first dibs on premiering all of The Weinstein’s upcoming theatrical releases when they hit cable.)
The press release continues, "The output deal also includes releases from Dimension Films such as "Youth In Revolt," based on C.D. Payne’s bestselling book and starring Michael Cera, "6 Billion Dollar Man," the remake of David Cronenberg’s "Scanners," re-starting the "Scream" franchise with "Scream 4," and "Piranha 3D." This deal furthers the relationship between Showtime Networks and TWC’s Dimension Films which began in 1997 with Showtime airing "Mimic," and "Scream 2.’"
No more details on SCREAM 4 yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we hear it!