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Scary Movie 5 Just Got A Whole Lot Scarier! Lindsay Lohan In Talks To Join Cast!

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Lindsay Lohan's antics are usually the subject of parody, but now, she's apparently trying to partake in the spoofing fun herself!

That's right, fresh off the heels of her tumultuous gig in the Elizabeth Taylor bio-pic, Liz & Dick, the troubled actress has reportedly signed on to appear opposite Ashley Tisdale in Scary Movie 5!

According to sources close to production, the franchise

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Yes! Scream 5 Is A Go!

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After the ending of the last one - which was pretty kick-ass, might we add - we have no idea how they could continue the series, but hey! If it doesn't suck, we're all for it!

Despite Scream 4 not doing as well financially as anyone had hoped in the US, The Weinstein Company chief Harvey Weinstein recently revealed the horror/comedy sequel has done so well overseas that a Scream 5 will almost certainly happen, and director Wes Craven will most likely be involved!

He explains:

"I'm sure [director Wes Craven is] going to do a sequel, I'm sure he's going to do a sequel. Foreign [sales] are so strong that we'll do over $100 million worldwide. It's at $90 now, with about five or six major countries to go and a lot of small ones. We'll probably do $110 million. I wish it would have been better domestically. But it's not the worst thing in the world that's ever happened. When I had my first conversation with [screenwriter Kevin Williamson] about this whole thing, he had an idea for a new trilogy. And I think that was Bob Weinstein's thing also about waiting so long — if there were to be a 'Scream 4,' there would also probably be a 'Scream 5' and a 'Scream 6' sooner or later so we could construct a new trilogy that kind of stood on its own."

Wow! We're certainly more than curious to see how they can manage to continue the story after Scream 4 - it seemed pretty nicely wrapped up!

But we're certain if anyone can do it, it's Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven!

We're ready to see what you have up your sleeves, guys!

What do U think? Do U want to see a Scream 5?

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Kevin Williamson Speaks Out About Scream 4! Why He Really Left The Project!

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Wow. The truth is finally out!

Ever since Scream 4 began production last year, there have been rumors of problems on set and massive re-writes, ultimately leading to writer Kevin Williamson dropping the project and refusing to discuss what went down publicly - until now!

In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, the writer has finally opened up about what exactly went down between he and exec Bob Weinstein, what led to Scream 3 writer Ehren Kruger coming in to do re-writes, and if he still supports the long-awaited sequel!

He explains:

Oh, I got in a big fight with Bob Weinstein. God love him. I’ve worked with the man for 16 years out of my 16-year career. We get in some fights. We’re a very dysfunctional family over there at the Weinstein Co. We got into a massive fight creatively and we hugged it out and then we moved on. Oh just, you know — I felt strongly about this and he felt strongly about that and then I did this and that wasn’t right. Everyone was second-guessing everything because everyone wanted it to be so perfect. That’s exactly what happened. The one thing that Bob and I connect on very basically, why we’ve worked successfully together for 16 years, is we’re passionate. And no one is more passionate than Bob Weinstein. And it is that passion that allows you to make a movie where he will believe in you and trust in you and it’s also that passion that can cause fights and cause struggle. For 16 years, he’s kept me gainfully employed. I love him. Yes, we got into the fight, but then the big clincher came: Contractually, I had signed on to do The Vampire Diaries [Williamson's series for The CW]. You know, the little thing called first and second position? I was in first position to do Vampire Diaries and second position to do Scream 4. So guess what? It was a contractual thing. Warner Bros called up and they said, “Dude where are you? You have a show that’s on the air — where are you?” I did double duty as much as I could but The Vampire Diaries was also very important to me. But then one blog got a hold of it. It’s fine. What are you going to say? Yeah we got into a massive fight, but at the same time the fight ended and we hugged it out and we continued forward and we tried to make the best movie possible. But it was also very raw and sensitive.

I’m very supportive of the film and I hope everybody likes it. Not for a second would I dare do that to Wes Craven and Neve and Courteney and David and Bob Weinstein, who made my career. The reality is I did I worked very hard on the film. I did my darndnest to try and make a really good movie. I gave it my all. I wrote everything I thought I could write. Then they had to film it and I had to get back to The Vampire Diaires. So I think I really contributed. I hope it all turns out! My fingers are crossed!

Wow! He really lays it at all!

We can't imagine how much pressure must have been on their shoulders for this movie to be a hit, given the amount of fan dedication, so we can't blame them for having a blow-out over a creative difference!

Clearly, it happened how it happened, and they both have the movie's best interest at heart, so hopefully there isn't any lingering animosity and the movie turns out to be AMAZING! We having a feeling that it won't disappoint!

And check out the rest of Kevin's interview, and whether or not he's willing to do a Scream 5AFTER THE JUMP!

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Michael Moore Refuses To Settle In Lawsuit Against The Weinsteins

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There won't be any settlement in the lawsuit between Michael Moore and Bob and Harvey Weinstein.

Moore sued the Weinsteins back in February, claiming that they owe him $2.7 million from his film, Farenheit 9/11.

He alleged that they used "financial deception" and "bogus accounting methods" in their production deal.

He continues:

"No settlement. No interest in one. Discovery and depositions will reveal how the accounting is done, once and for all.

Harvey and I have a lot of important history together, brothers in arms. And he and Bob have nothing but a force for good indie filmmakers … I hold no ill will, and for now am just blaming all of this on his accountants and business affairs people."

A lawyer for the Weinsteins dispute the allegations, saying:

"[Harvey and Bob] have paid [Moore] everything he should be paid. [The Weinsteins] would be rushing to settle if they were concerned, but they're not. [The lawsuit] is riddled with inaccuracies and ridiculous claims."

Ouch.

It's too bad when a bad business deals get in the way of a professional relationship.

Who do U think is telling the truth?

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You Sure About This, Weinsteins? Harvey & Bob Enters The Video Game Biz

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Aside from Aladdin, and MAYBE the video game based on Steven Spielberg's Hook, when have they EVER made a good video game adaptation from a movie?

Looks like The Weinsteins aren't letting that stop them, because today they announced the launch of TWC Games, which will create video games based on properties owned by TWC and Dimension Films for "mobile, social, and console platforms."

Does that mean we'll be seeing a Scream 4 video game soon after the movie is released?

Here's what Bob Weinstein had to say about the launch of TWC Games:

"The video game marketplace is changing at such a rapid rate. With all of the digital platforms, there are so many opportunities to broaden our audience with compelling, high quality, cost-efficient, video game entertainment."

Here's what Adam Boyes, the president of TWC Games' partner Beefy Media, had to say about the partnership:

“The Weinstein Company is an incredible entertainment company, and I share their vision for creating very high quality content for the marketplace. We plan to combine our extensive video game developer relationships with the impressive catalogue of properties to create and produce content made by gamers for gamers.”

More power to them if they're able to make quality games, but traditionally the movie-based video games are always the worst ones, so we're skeptical.

Do U think TWC Games will make quality products? Have U ever played movie-based video games that you thought were good?

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Lawsuit! Michael Moore Vs. The Weinsteins

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We would NOT be enthusiastic about messing with ANY of these guys!

Michael Moore has filed a lawsuit against the Weinstein Bros, claiming they secretly diverted profits from Faherenheit 9/11, and that they owe him millions of dollars. Yikes!

His company, Westside Productions, claims that based on their deal with the Weinsteins, profits from the film were to be split 50/50. According to Moore's lawyer Larry Stein, the Weinstein Bros used "bogus accounting methods to hide the true amounts due Westside."

Moore is suing Harvey and Bob Weinstein for amounts in excess of $2.7 million.

Hopefully they're able to work this out before things get ugly…although knowing all the parties involved, we won't be shocked if this gets messy sooner than later.

Team Moore or Team Weinsteins?

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Wes Craven Opens Up About Scream 4 Re-Shoots!

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If this is actually the case, then we're pretty excited!

We reported last week that Wes Craven was packing up and heading back to Michigan to do re-shoots for his upcoming slasher flick, Scream 4, but according to the famed horror director, he's merely ADDING to scenes already shot - to increase the scares!

He explains:

“They’re not reshoots. 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. The ending is totally kick-ass. 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.”

Inneresting!

And based on Alison Brie and Aimee Teegarden's Twitter accounts, we have a feeling that the scenes to which Wes is referring involve the much-speculated-about opening sequence involving the Friday Night Lights actress and Life UneXpected's Brittany Robertson, as well as Brie's encounter with Ghostface in a parking lot (as scene in the trailer)!

EXCELLENT! We have NOTHING but good feelings about this one!

Let's hope that it doesn't disappoint!

Thoughts??

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