It’s pretty hilarious how far this has spread and that people actually believe it’s possible – on other websites, in our forums and under our news posts horror fans have been speculating that Friday the 13th will be rated PG-13 when it arrives in theaters February 13, 2009. Today we spoke with Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller who addressed the PG-13 rumor and how ridiculous it is. Read on for the skinny and get ready for the return of Jason Voorhees at his best.
“None of our remakes have been PG-13,” Producer Brad Fuller tells Bloody-Disgusting. “How do you remake a rated R horror movie and take the guts out literally and figuratively? What is F13 without sex, drugs and really, really long sharp machete? And why would we, horror fans ourselves, produce a movie devoid of the things that made the title so appealing in the first place. So let me say for the record, that the F13 that we start shooting this Thursday is a full bodied, rated R film.”
He elaborates on just how R-rated this film will be. “It has insane kills that will be shown in all their glory- it has a group of college students who drink and even have sex. We are betting that if we don’t hold back that the audience will reward us for being bold in a time when some horror movies are playing the ratings game. So we embrace the R-rating Friday the 13th will have, and hope you (the B-D readers) will too.”
Marcus Nispel directs the film, which stars Jared Padalecki, Derek Mears, Amanda Righetti, Danielle Panabaker, Aaron Yoo, Travis Van Winkle, Willa Ford, Nick Mennell and Jonathan Sadowski. Jason Voorhees returns to Camp Crystal Lake on February 13, 2009.