Fourth time is a charm for ‘Scary’

Dimension has slated release for first-quarter of 2004

With “Scary Movie 3” skedded for an October bow, Dimension Films has greenlit a fourth installment that will start production in June.

“Scary Movie 4,” which Dimension has slated for first-quarter 2004 release, will reteam “Scary Movie 3” director David Zucker with scribes Craig Mazin and Pat Proft and producer Bob Weiss.

Following in the satirical footsteps of the franchise, “Scary 4” will take on upcoming fright pics as well as the superhero genre.

“We are so confidant in the team we have working on “Scary Movie 3″ and so pleased with what we have seen that we want to continue the momentum and begin production right away,” said Dimension co-chair Bob Weinstein in a statement.

A handful of the third pic’s cast will return for the fourth installment, and additional casting is under way.

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