Two weeks ago I got a sneak peak at the brand new Jason Voorhees. Masked and unmasked… I saw the real deal, photos of the actual sculpt they’re using to model Derek Mears, the latest to step into Jason’s boots in Platinum Dunes’ Friday the 13th. You can read all about it inside and see what producer Brad Fuller had to say about the evolution of the iconic character.
Once again I can’t go into much detail on what I saw, but let me just say that fans will be happy to know that Jason’s hockey mask will not disappoint. It looks slighty different and it’s very menacing. Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller tells us, “It’s such an iconic mask that you don’t want to mess with it too much.”
Fuller also had a pretty hilarious story about the FX designer who had a little airport trouble. “The designer carries the mask from LA in a steel case, takes it to the airport. [Airport security] runs it through and it looks like a hockey mask – and they say ‘Were going to have to take you in the back.’ When they get in the back they ask him ‘Is that Jason Voorhees’ mask?!’ They pretty much flipped out asking to take photos with it, which obviously they couldn’t.”
In addition to seeing the new mask, we got the first look at the man beneath the mask. It looks great, and fans of the franchise will be happy with what Nispel and the guys at Platinum Dunes are doing with the character. “We tried to update it with little things – I dont want to give it away,” Fuller tells us. “When people see him, they’re wont be a doubt that’s it Jason’.”
Jason Voorhees’ mother calls him back to theaters Friday, February 13, 2009.