David Zucker Talks 'Scary Movie 4', 'The Naked Gun 4'

Director David Zucker talked briefly to Moviehole about his doing Scary Movie 4 and expanding his Naked Gun franchise:

Was the deal that you’d do a Scary Movie 3 and a Scary Movie 4 at the same time?
No, it was just for Scary Movie 3. However when we got the rushes back, the studio decided they quickly wanted to do a 4.

And what’s the current status of Scary Movie 4?
We’ve a writer working on it at the moment. I’ve been told we should have something first quarter 04. It’s a bit early if you ask me, we should wait at least until M.Night Shyamalan brings out another movie. They’re a gift from heaven, his movies.

Any chance of you guys re-teaming for another Naked Gun in the future?
We would really like to. The studio just doesn’t get the joke though. They’re not interested in the franchise. Funny thing was, Scary Movie 3 opened up against a Paramount movie at the box office on the same week of release and the Paramount movie disappeared without a trace. They still may not get it, but if they really wanted to see whether spoof movies still work they should’ve taken a look that week, even back when Scary one came out. And if they think that’s a different case because it was an R rated spoof movie, they should look at ours – it’s PG-13.

And is Scary Movie 4 your next movie?
It could be, if it’s readuy in time. If not, Dimension wants me to direct another movie for them. It’s a romantic comedy – still untitled – about a wedding reality show. I’m also producing a sketch movie called “The Onion Movie” which is written by the gang that do the satirical newspaper, mainly on the web.

And what can we expect on the Scary Movie 3 DVD?
A lot of material that didn’t make it into the movie. Also expecting to do a lot of commentary, we’re going to need to explain everything.

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