I know that Hollywood isn't really a stickler for the words they use, but how can something be a "reboot" if you not only include the same characters, but also the same actors (from a decade before) in those roles? In January, I alerted you all to the fact that the new Scream reboot was still a go, and that Jamie Kennedy might reprise his role. Now it looks like many of the Woodsboro biggies could be coming back.

Entertainment Weekly has posted that Kevin Williamson -- who wrote the first two Screams, stayed away from the third, and is writing the fourth/reboot/whatever -- has asked Courteney Cox Arquette and David Arquette to return, affirming earlier rumors. If this becomes a reality, and Courteney isn't too busy with Cougar Town, that means that Randy, Dewey, and Gayle are back for more blood.

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 03: David Arquette (L) and Courteney Cox (R) attend the Chris Cornell concert at The Wiltern on May 3, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** David Arquette;Courteney Cox

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    Actors David Arquette and Courteney Cox Arquette attend the RIAA and Feeding America Inauguration Charity Ball at Ibiza on January 20, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

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    Actors David Arquette and Courteney Cox Arquette attend the RIAA and Feeding America Inauguration Charity Ball at Ibiza on January 20, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

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    Actress Courteney Cox and husband David Arquette arrive at the Art of Elysium

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    Actor david Arquette and actress Courteney Cox Arquette attend the Art of Elysium 2nd Annual Heaven Gala held at Vibiana on January 10, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Courteney Cox (L) and husband actor David Arquette attend the Art of Elysium's 2nd annual black tie gala at Vibiana on January 10, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Courteney Cox;David Arquette

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: (L-R) Actors Courteney Cox Arquette, Patricia Arquette, David Arquette, and Rosanna Arquette attend The Art Of Elysium's 2nd annual Heaven Gala held at Vibiana on January 10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Courteney Cox Arquette;Patricia Arquette;David Arquette;Rosanna Arquette

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Just to make things more confusing, IMDb actually has a plot summary stating that this reboot/sequel/I-don't-know will be set 10 years after Scream 3. So I guess Randy made a whole slew of videos and his sister will keep popping up to share with the latest group of serial-killer fighters? How many times can he explain the rules? How many killer relatives can one Sidney Prescott really have?

Scream was already the trilogy that started off beautifully and ended with the worst whimper. If they really want this to succeed, they best give us some real news on the plot to whet our appetites, rather than tap into our "what in the hell are they smoking?" reaction pool.