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Does New Line Cinema Hate R-rated Horror? Updates on ‘Friday’ & ‘Elm Street’ Sequels

It’s been quiet on the Platinum Dunes horror front ever since the release of A Nightmare on Elm Street last April. Even the Friday the 13th sequel has been met with complete silence. Dunes producer Brad Fuller took to Twitter late last night, and early this morning to clarify some rumors and update the status on both franchises.

I want to set the record straight on Freddy and Jason. First, let’s talk Jason,” said Fuller. “[Damian] Shannon and [Mark] Swift wrote a great script. We are ready to go, when New Line is ready. But as of yet, they are not ready,” he says of the long-gestured sequel to their Friday the 13th reboot that introduced Derek Mears as the new Jason Voorhees.

As for Freddy Krueger’s return to theaters, don’t even hold your breath. “As for Freddy, as far as I know, there isn’t even talk of writing another script,” he writes adding that “Rated R Horror movies, right now, don’t seem to generate interest from the studios. Everyday we want to hear from any studio that they want a horror movie, but it hasn’t happened. So right now we are working on a handful of films, including ‘TMNT,’ and ‘Ouija.’

Us horror fans know this isn’t the end of Freddy and Jason, and eventually the studio will revive them, which begs the questions: why the f*ck not now? Instead of always looking at a calculator, it would be nice if the studio execs also looked at making their fans happy. Wouldn’t it be nice to be a huge New Line Cinema fan again? Those were the days… New Line Cinema: the house that Freddy built. Hmmmmm.



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