After months of speculation and over a year of development, the original Scream team will reunite for the next trilogy in the franchise. What started out as screenwriter Kevin Williamson’s lone effort to rejuvenate a dormant series has turned into a horror fanboy’s dream. Not only will all three of the main actors return, but director Wes Craven has finally signed on the dotted line after stringing us along for ages.

Wes Craven will direct Scream 4, a film that’s being set up as the first in a new trilogy in the series. The past actors from the original set including Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette will be present to usher in a new group of young adults to take over the story. Over at Variety, they’ve confirmed that the film is scheduled for release in 2011 on April 15th more than a decade after the release of Scream 3 back in 2000. Production is set to begin this spring.

There’s a part of me that’s really excited to see what Sidney, Gale, and Dewey have been up to for the past 11 years, but there’s also a part of me that doesn’t give a sh*t about the new characters that will be brought on board. That element is what puts a damper on the whole thing. More than likely, these three actors will only appear in the first film to transfer the reigns to another group, who have yet to be cast. I’m an old school Scream fanatic and the idea of them bringing on a new batch of teens just doesn’t do it for me.

What do you think about Wes Craven returning to direct Scream 4? Are you interested in seeing the film?