EXCLUSIVE: Platinum Dunes Partnering With Paramount For ‘Friday The 13th’ Sequel!!!

Friday the 13th

EDIT (6/12/13-9:28AM PST) Evan here, going through the tape this morning I found the following, verbatim, quote. “Platinum is still involved. They are still with it.” Just wanted to double-tap on this confirmation.

At the Hatchet 3 premiere, our own Evan Dickson interviewed Derek Mears (Jason Voorhees in the 2009 remake) who stated, “I spoke to Brad Fuller and he said that the rights are, as everyone knows, over at Paramount and they’re pushing hard. They’re going we want [a new Friday The 13th movie] as fast as possible.” So now we have confirmation that Platinum Dunes, the production company behind the 2009 remake, is partnering with Paramount for the sequel to Friday The 13th!

Platinum Dunes is Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, and Michael Bay. They are the studio behind such remakes as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, A Nightmare On Elm St. and many more.

Mears is hopeful to return as Voorhees, “…I know they [Platinum Dunes] like me.” He continues, “…look, even if I’m not a part of the series, as a fan I just want to see more.

Alright readers, who’s pumped for this news? I know that I loved the 2009 remake because it was absurd amounts of fun! I’m personally really excited to hear this news!

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  • The_Bark

    Sorry, but I don’t see this as being anything to get excited about. If “as soon as possible” weren’t bad enough, they’re throwing Platinum Dunes into the same sentence.

    • Jbones81

      This sounds good to me! I don’t know why people complain about Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes making remakes of horror movie classics,I think they did a great job asides from Nightmare on Elm Street, I just thought they picked the wrong guy to play Freddy. Look at Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2013 it was horrible and I don’t think I’ve read so much hate for it,it’s just people who don’t like Michael Bay will always hate his movies or anything he’s attached to.

      • bdwolfe312

        Um,Texas Chainsaw 2013 was WAY better than either of the Platinum Dunes remakes…

        • TwistedCritic

          Texas Chainsaw 3D wasn’t horrible. However, the Platinum Dunes remake was pretty damn good and most other horror fans seem to agree. And in my opinion they didn’t pick the wrong guy for Freddy, they picked the wrong director. When a guy with only music videos on his resume turns you down TWICE before finally taking the gig, maybe he’s not the right choice.

        • mobstar67

          ohhhhh
          if your comparing the Texas Chainsaw 3D to the two previous installments im sorry but 2013 is not in the same ballpark…it wasnt bad but it was no were as ferocious as the remake 2003 and 2006 prequel..the 2013 seemed like a slick film made to order for the MTV movie awards..

      • Primeus

        Nightmare On Elm Street was terrible because the script, and directorial pacing was atrocious. It had nothing to do with who they picked as Freddy. I thought he did a good job when you consider the shit he had to work with. The movie was just terrible.

    • ikilledjennyschecter

      Man, I hope Platinum Dunes has NOTHING to do with this new F13. Their 1st Texas Chainsaw was just okay, but then everything they touched after that had the exact same shrill tone and glossy look with casts that could be mistaken for Abercrombie Fitch models. Also, the location they picked (seriously? A F13 film filmed in TX???) was so far removed from the location of the first two that seemed to be most true fans’ favorite: NJ. Wanna make a good one? It’s this simple: film it somewhere green and lush, have Henry Mandfredini return to score, cast attractive AND likeable actors, use the first four films as a reference, set it in the 80s, and add a lot of suprising kills, effective jump scenes (please, no cat false alarms), and some suspenseful chase scenes. Now, how difficult was that?

  • LukeOz

    Fantastic it’s been confirmed. As for writers/directors – how about Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier – if Halloween 3D is dead in the water, those guys could nail a great Jason movie!

    • DeadInHell

      Todd Farmer wrote Jason X, which I think sort of disqualifies him from ever being involved in the series again.

      • Jeremie Jzyk

        Oh Gosh please no Todd Farmer…

      • TwistedCritic

        In all fairness he did go on record to say that they drastically changed/butchered his Jason X script and basically washed his hands of it. And I agree that him and Lussier would be much better suited for a Friday movie than a Halloween one.

        • saus6186

          PLEASE!? Todd Farmer washed his hands of yet ANOTHER bad movie of his?

          I recall an interview on this site where he bitched about the same thing in regards to The Pang Brothers film THE MESSENGERS (which imho was pretty damned awesome when you compare it to the prequel that followed his script THE MESSENGERS 2.)

          Considering that the studio more than made its investment back on the theatrical MESSENGERS, I highly doubt that the studio saw the same success for the prequel.

          When you sell your script to a studio, you had better be prepared for it to encounter a machete. It’s a fact of life, and just because the studio didn’t film your original “vision” doesn’t give you the right to bitch. You sold your script, story, you sold the RIGHTS. You got paid. Get over it.

          I just hate it when movies suck that the writers are crying “It’s not my fault, they changed my script!” Please, the Pangs jettisoned your script because the original script was straight-to-DVD material.

          I’ve seen every film that Todd Farmer has put out (excluding that Nic Cage flick, I won’t stoop so low) and while I was entertained to a certain degree by the campy as hell Jason X, I have not been impressed.

          He can complain all he wants that they changed his script, but when you’re the man that decided to throw Jason into outer space/futuristic setting? There’s no one else to blame.

      • mobstar67

        couldnt agree more..a few years ago when i heard Todd farmers name was attached i was shocked…he’s failed on a grand scale more than once..This reboot deserves some respect by giving it a proven director that will do the franchise justice..

    • NONVBVGN

      You have to be kidding? There is no way they would let him touch Friday the 13th again, no way!

  • weresmurf

    F13 was the one Platinum Dunes movie I DID like. I’m ok with this completely. After all, there’s truly been what, only 2 or 3 good F13 movies? So sure, go ahead. Bring it on.

    • djblack1313

      weresmurf, as usual, i agree w/ you 100000%!!! :)

    • DeadInHell

      I agree that the Friday the 13th remake was their only decent horror outing, but I don’t at all agree with your estimation of the good entries in the series.

      The original Friday the 13th isn’t as critically lauded as Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, or TCM – but as a series this one was more consistent than any of those other franchises. There are more decent films in the Friday series than there are TCM sequels of any quality (and coincidentally, the only quality for a TCM sequel is no quality). That has to count for something.

      Although, unlike Halloween and ANOES it never got an “x years later” comeback sequel. H20 and New Nightmare were great returns to form for their respective series. F13 had some enjoyable later sequels if you’re a forgiving type (and I am, because I enjoy part 7), but nothing of that caliber. I suppose that somehow, then, it’s fitting that the remake was the only decent one of the bunch. The slasher mojo must always balance itself out. Which must also mean that we are due a mean Halloween sequel, after the terrible Rob Zombie remakes.

      • rgold

        “It never got an “x years later” comeback sequel”
        “Jason X,” doesn’t count, I guess?

        • DeadInHell

          Well, the thing about H20 and New Nightmare was that they were good. Jason X was more like…Leprechaun in Space. It went into the future, but it didn’t move forward. So to speak.

          • Primeus

            H20 is not good. It felt good compared to the garbage that was Halloween 5 and 6. However looking back on it years later it was Halloween trying really hard to be Scream and failing horribly.

            H20 is an extremely boring movie. It has an amazing opening scene, and falls flat.

            The last 15mins of the film which is some what enjoyable, and well performed by Jamie Lee Curtis can’t make up for the fact that middle 45min portion of the film is boring as hell.

    • TwistedCritic

      weresmurf – thank you. I’m sick of defending the remake and pointing out that, numerous flaws aside, it’s still the best one since part 6. People seem to forget that the past few movies had Jason vs Carrie, Jason on a cruise ship, Jason as a slug invading other people’s bodies and Jason in fucking space. But the remake sucks? Please.

      • saus6186

        Here I agree with you. I don’t really even count this as a remake however…it still references his mother in a 5 minute opening aside, but it’s still more of a reboot as it doesn’t tell the same story over and tells a brand new story that could easily suffice as a story that fits in the timeline somewhere. The movie knew what points it had to hit: naked teens in the woods being stalked by Jason (I tried not to steal from the writer on this site, but credit where credit is due…)To see the movie stripped down to it’s bare bones essentials and to continue it, I would welcome it with open arms. The box office loved the reboot…my only request for this new one? Please don’t make it look like Jason is guarding weed…

  • 905Justin

    Platinum dunes great another shitastic movie in the works…2009 remake was bad enough

  • elric300

    Platinum Dunes? The guys who wrecked NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET? Alright that was Michael Bay getting a director who didn’t want to do it but…

    The last FRIDAY was just another greatest hits package, and suffered from a bit of wussification in the gore department. If they’re in charge again, they’d better get a director/writer who’s into it, because Marcus Nispel sure wasn’t, and make a FRIDAY with some balls. Please.

    • djblack1313

      elric, the F13 movies haven’t had balls since part 5 and even then they weren’t exactly gorefests.

      • DeadInHell

        Weren’t exactly gorefests? Really? Are we thinking of the same series? Because the films I watched are awash with gore. After all, this franchise played a large part in launching the career of gore master Tom Savini, among others.

        There are horror films out there far less “gory” than their reputation/legend would suggest. TCM is among them. Brutal, bleak, nightmarish, and full of murder, but not very gory. Lots of implied violence. Even Halloween isn’t exactly a blood bath. It’s about atmosphere and the terror of the god damn Shape. You can always find something more extreme, sure. But Friday the 13th is bloodier and gorier than its contemporaries and IS known for its kills. Always has been.

        • djblack1313

          DeadInHell, as soon as i posted that “not exactly gorefest” comment i wanted to change it but there’s no damn “edit” button on this site! LOL.

          but i agree that F13′s part 1-5 have awesome gore. Tom Savini was my idol for many years. i worship parts 1,2 and 4 (i like 1-5 though). but none of the zombie Jason entries had decent gore thanks to the MPAA (and the overall lameness of zombie Jason in general).

          • DeadInHell

            Yeah, even though I dig parts 6 and 7 (maybe because I grew up watching them), zombie Jason rarely matched the real thing.

            Though I do really love the sleeping bag kill from part VII.

      • SuperKilla

        They were not gory and had no balls after part 5 because the MPAA started snipping them off.

        • djblack1313

          SuperKilla, my point is still sound.

  • staindFAN

    Hey we might get that “set in winter” Friday the 13th after all!? Nothing wrong with that. If they get Mears to reprise then thats great! I think the remake just needed a better script and a director who doesn’t make all his films look so “polished” and “clean” looking. Im excited as hell! First the Friday the 13th 7 hour doc coming in Aug. Then the announcement of the awesome looking Blu-ray box set earlier today. Now this!!! Jason Voorhees is back in a huge way.

    • USUCK

      I completely agree, it looked too polished and clean. They need to give it a unique atmosphere. And can we get the Iconic score from the original series back?

      • Primeus

        The problem with Friday 13th remake which is odd is the fact that the opening sequence is the best portion of the film. The characters in the opening felt like Friday The 13th characters. They were funny, and card board cut out personalities. Wade was simply comedy gold, and the film would have been served with those characters filling out the movie.

        The second set of characters that make up the bulk of the movie are boring, and lack development. I mean I give them props for the “You have perfect nipple placement baby’ line. That was down right classic.

        Other then that the remaining 1hr15mins of the film is rather boring.

  • tlyon2

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Please for the love of god don’t let PD near the next Friday film!

    Get someone else,anyone else but PD to make the film! Really Parmount what the hell is wrong with you,don’t give it them!

  • djblack1313

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! i very much liked the reboot. this is awesome news!!! FINALLY!!!

    • djblack1313

      and HELL YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS to Derek Mears reprising the Jason role! he’s the best Jason since part 4′s Ted White!

      • mairsil

        No he wasn’t. He was Leatherface in a hockey mask. The “Friday the Chainsaw Massacre” remake/reboot from 2009 was a joke.

        • Astroid_Andy

          Okay, really really late to this conversation, but honestly, how can anyone be “the best Jason”? The acting skills required for the role of Jason is being tall and not speaking, while wearing a mask and offing teenagers in the woods, cruise ship, space ship, ect. There is virtually anyone who could play Jason is if he is tall enough. It requires next to no acting skills what so ever besides “Enter stage right, look menacing, disappear when thought to be spotted, pop up and kill teenager.” I love the Friday series as much as the next horror junkie, but I never understand the love the “actors” get for portraying a voiceless, faceless, tall murder machine.

  • dana7454

    I really don’t have a problem with Platinum Dunes creating the new Friday(I just want to see another movie)but I would love to see another director who loves the Friday franchise and can stay true to mythology of Jason and setting of the first four movies.As stainedFAN pointed out, Marcus Nispel and Platinum created a stylized and contrived look to the remake. Don’t get me wrong- they put all the details and nods to the original for the Friday Fans(ie the wheelchair)but the atmosphere,the campsite buildings and the general feel of the movie felt a too intentional- like a constructed set..That and the 2009 Crystal Lake setting didn’t really seem like it was that isolated which was grading,considering that they were really trying hard to create an obvious and unnecessary atmosphere. What I really enjoyed about the original Friday the 13th was the authenticity of the places where the filming took place.What I did like about the Remake was how cunning Jason was and the intensity and humanity that Derek Mears brought to Jason’s character. Anyway I’m really excited at the prospect of a new Friday installment and it can’t happen soon enough as far as I’m concerned.Oh yeah and I’m totally buying the new Friday the 13th Box set!!!!

    • djblack1313

      dana, was there a wheelchair scene in the reboot? i honestly don’t remember that part.

      • dana7454

        Sorry I meant to post this to you directly but posted it to the main thread instead.To answer your comment- The wheel chair was in the background amongst all the junk that littered Jason’s lair in the remake- it was not an actual scene but more of a reference to Mark’s death scene in Friday the 13th part 2 Or at least that’s what I got from it. In any case, I really liked that it was there.

        • djblack1313

          dana, oh! thanx for clarifying for me. Tom McBride’s “Mark” wheelchair machete to the face is one of my all time fave kills!

        • divisionbell

          The director does have some great details littered throughout the film. Personally I’ve always thought the collection of counselor whistles was a nice touch. It is too bad the film doesn’t look as natural as TCM did, and it was really too bad Nispel didn’t find a camp setting to be scary. Hopefully another director would take it in that direction. Up until recently I would have loved to see Aja do it. High Tension/Hills Have Eyes were wonderfully tense and brutally violent. Not sure who I could imagine doing it now.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Fantastic news.

  • dana7454

    djblack1313- the wheel chair was in the background amongst all the junk that littered Jason’s lair- it was not an actual scene but more of a reference to Mark’s death scene in Friday the 13th part 2 Or at least that’s what I got from it. In any case, I really liked that it was there.

  • DarrelDreadful

    This is awesome news! Definite room for improvement, but I thought the remake was way better than I expected. Derek was the best part of the remake so please bring him back. The next movie will be the 13th film in the franchise, depending on how you look at it, how could you not want this if you’re a fan?

  • rgold

    Eh, I’m pretty neutral with this. I’ll allow myself to get more excited when they announce who they get to direct. I would love to see someone like Jason Eisener get it. Now, that would get me stoked!!

  • DeadInHell

    I’m torn. The Friday remake was markedly better than the others, but I’d rather not have Michael Bay anywhere near this genre. He fits best as a director of dumb action movies. Horror takes a certain finesse that Bay lacks entirely. And hack directors aside, Platinum Dunes just doesn’t have a great track record.

    With that said, I did appreciate that the team behind the remake incorporated so much from the first four films. This gives me some hope that they would, given another go, continue to bring back important themes from the series.

  • MikeH

    I’m surprised this isn’t bad news on this site. Platinum Dunes? They fuck up every horror franchise they take on, constantly making flashy, vacant borefests.

  • SuperKilla

    Nooooooooooooooooo!

  • Voorhees83

    I’d rather it go back to the original series, but I guess that’s asking too much.

    Biggest problem I had with the remake was no chi chi uh uh. The great thing about the originals was that music/score.

    • dana7454

      Maybe they’ll bring Manfredini back.

      • djblack1313

        Vorhees83, YES!!!!!!!!!! i liked the remake very much but Manfredini’s amazing score (one of my all time faves. i have it on cd) and the “ki ki ki ma ma ma” was most definitely missed. BIG TIME!

  • Francesco

    well…they have a big test this time they have to make a good one…completly different from the 2009 remake.

  • Francesco

    now i can see a june 2014 coming!!!!!!!!!

  • FrenchFryGuy

    Yeah I don’t see this as good news myself either. I was hoping that by going back to 100% Paramount that would bring with it a return to Kane Hodder Jason and going back to the original series. The remake was needless, useless and boring.

    • djblack1313

      why anyone would want slow, boring, lumbering, non-scary, non-threatening zombie Jason is a mystery to me. i don’t get it.

      • FrenchFryGuy

        Jason’s not scary anymore period so who cares? It’s about who gave him the most style and personality since you know he can’t talk and all. Kane’s movements and mannerisms were topnotch and made Jason his most iconic. He also played him the most which in my book gives him seniority over Derek Mears. This is the role Kane Hodder was born for anyway. He’s awesome as Crowley and just nobody plays homicidal maniac like him. You don’t have to agree but stop acting like it’s hard to fathom why his portrayal of Jason is the most preferred. He even won the poll on Fridaythe13thfranchise.com with every guy who ever played the character including precious Mears. That’s pretty much the main fanbase proclaiming their preference don’tcha think?

        So if Paramount wants this thing to be a hit and get the series back on track, might be a smart thing to go back to the original series, have Hodder fill the role like only he can, and I’d go as far as to say ditch Platinum Dunes as well.

        • divisionbell

          While I agree they need to bring it back to its roots, I can’t agree with you on Hodder. He was good for the rigid Jason and that’s not what this series needs. I loved Hodder’s take in part 6, and he just looked downright awesome in part 7, but this series needs more like part 2. The Jason who grew up in the woods. He needs to be fast and cunning and sneaky.

          • QuothTheRaven

            CJ Graham was Jason in Part 6, Kane didn’t get introduced until Part 7 when John Carl Buechler took over to helm. Apparently Kane actually ate worms on the set of “Prison” and thus, John begged Paramount to let him cast Kane as Jason which obviously happened.

        • saus6186

          compare the returns for Jason X with the returns for the reboot…It’s been a running theme that a reboot of a franchise is an overhaul of the original. New directors, actors, writers, stories. I mean they didn’t even want Kane back for FvJ because he was too damned big! FvJ had its alarming share of problems but dear Jesus Kane would have wrecked what little bit of goodness that movie had!

      • Primeus

        I agree. The best incarnation of Jason was in The Final Chapter. It is also the best Friday Film IMO. If I have to pick one after that it would be Friday 13th Part 2.

        I never much like Zombie Jason, and I don’t feel those movies have the re-watch value today that the first four entries had.

        With that said I did enjoy the 2009 remake more then 5-10 but that isn’t saying much.

  • Francesco

    maybe paramount didn’t get platinum dunes yet ’cause they wanna take a different path

  • dfskelleton

    I saw the reboot a while back, and I thought it sucked. However, as I said, it was quite a while ago, and I’ve just recently taken the time to go through and watch all of the Friday the 13th films for the first time. Maybe I’ll appreciate it now that I’ve got some more investment in the series. Alternatively, it could still suck.
    Regardless, this is good news simply for the fact that Jason’s back, and I’ve never had the pleasure of seeing a Friday the 13th movie in the theater.

  • Danny-E

    For the love of God … please NO LUSSIER AND FARMER. Their movies are fucking awful. Please pick someone knew. I don’t care who it is but not those hacks!

    • LukeOz

      Are you serious? I can name a shitload of movies far far worse than My Bloody Valentine, Drive Angry etc – they both had heaps of energy, love for the genre, great set pieces and were mean spirited fun. Each to their own but I can’t agree with you on that….

      • divisionbell

        There are many films worse than those films, but there are so many that are better. Bloody Valentine was fun, but that’s pretty much it. F13th needs to be more than just fun.

  • Marty McFly

    This is awesome news! Bring back Derek Mears!! Also, have Harry Manfredini do the music- the one thing missing from the remake was the classic “chh chh chh ahhah ahahh”

  • Francesco

    they already have a swift scrift!!!!

  • Frank Zito

    I personally wish they’d ‘reimagine’ part 7. A continuation from where Jason Lives ended would be terrific. Or alternatively remake part 5 with Corey Feldman as an adult, with the original opening intact.

  • Francesco

    i just hope that paramount forced them to make it in a very old school way!!! i mean they know that the remake didn’t work so well…after the EVIL DEAD remake/sequel i hope they’ve learned to give old fans some respect!!! some old carachters or at least some plot and mitology to talk about it. the remake didn’t get all of them things.

  • fmyers1

    OH, FUCK! Not again… why??!!!

  • evilfairydust

    They just need to write a good story. All the PD remakes have LOOKED really good, but none of them have been strong in the script department. Of course, a good script takes time and if they are going to crank this out in a year, we probably won’t get one.

    NOES remake had some really beautiful moments, but I couldn’t believe some of the stuff that came out of Freddy’s mouth. Jackie Earle Haley must have read it and been like….really?

    So if they’re going to continue with the cliche uninteresting characters and lackluster plot, I’ll just wait to Netflix this one….

    • divisionbell

      For the most part, if there is one thing PD gets right it’s the general look of the films. NOES could have been excellent (Loved having Haley be Freddy but then they just didn’t do much with him). TCM is still one of the best remakes in my opinion, but they haven’t been able to really nail it like that since. They’ve come close, but there has always been room for improvement.

      • saus6186

        GAH! You and I must be the only fans of Haley as Freddy. I thought it was brilliant, genius casting! He WORKED as Freddy, I was genuinely creeped out by him, it’s just a shame the script wasnt on a better plane.

  • KnightClaw

    Derek Mears was an awesome Jason . More intelligent & cunning than the “zombie-like” Jason of the past. The reboot was decent , in my book, so bring on the 13 th film in the series .
    Maybe Rob Zombie could direct it , & have Sheri moon Zombie star in it with all new white trash characters littered throughout the film. He would fuck it up for sure. Lords of Salem SUCKED dead Donkey -Dick!
    Also, give us a new HALLOWEEN, done RIGHT

  • divisionbell

    While the “fast as possible” makes me shudder, this is still excellent news! Really hope they keep Mears.

  • The_Bark

    I know, let’s have it another underground labyrinth, only this time have it lead to the dungeon from “Martyrs”. Or hell, throw in some redneck orcs from “Decscent”.

    That, the stupid pot shit carried over from Jason vs. Freddy, Jason turning into a kidnapper, and filming in Texas were enough to make me feel as though I were shitting machetes. Seriously. Moving the production of Part 3 to California was bad enough, but trying to pass TEXAS off as Crystal Lake? I’d love to see how they plan on making it look like snow.

    Brad Fuller is a douchebag who has absolutely no knowledge or respect for the horror genre and its fans. He just wants your money.

  • Darkness69

    After the blasphemous treatment of NOES by PD, I’m reluctant to say this will actually work. I just hope Paramount doesn’t let them destroy the movie!

  • STRIK9

    That 2009 remake was one of the few remakes that I actually liked. Friday 2,3,and 4 were the best in the original series and then they started getting corny and watered down. I hope they make this with that winter setting like they said a few years ago. That would be fresh and interesting.

  • Francesco

    i think they are working hard to release it on june 2014…it could right!!!

  • GhostsOfRoute23

    I really don’t understand why this “happening as fast as possible” is a cause for alarm to some of you. They pumped out 8 of these movies YEARLY back in the early 80s and the first 6 of them is hailed as the best in the series. Besides it’s already been four years, if they want to make a sequel to the reboot now’s the time to do it. These are relatively simple movies to make- Jason in the woods killing teens/college students- it doesn’t take 15 years to make a decent enough Friday script. They’ll most likely be targeting for a June 13th 2014 release- that’s 11 months away- enough time to crank out a good script, get a cast, and start filming. Now if they were trying to aim for this December then yeah, that’s a sign of worry but that most likely ain’t what Paramount has planned.

    Anyway, I’m excited and I really think Platinum Dunes is gonna get it right this time, they have had four years to realize what worked and didn’t work for Friday 09. As long as this has BETTER kills, decent gore, a winter setting, better score, and Derek Mears back I really couldn’t ask for more!

    • SkeleTony

      The fact that each PD horror movie that has come out since their inception has been crap and arguably worse than the one that preceded it just might disprove your theory about them. They don’t seem to LEARN anything.

      • GhostsOfRoute23

        That’s a matter of OPINION. I for one enjoyed just about most of their outings, the only one that I strongly disliked was Nightmare 2010.

        • The_Bark

          And as far as opinions go, people vote with their wallets. The turd of a movie had a huge, HUGE dropoff from its initial week, meaning the film catered to its core audience who themselves didn’t find it worthy of repeat business. It’s also running a dismal 52% audience approval on Rottentomaotes.

    • evilfairydust

      As a creative professional, I can tell you from experience that rushing almost always leads to inferior work. Sometimes inspiration strikes and you can move quickly, but it’s always better to take your time to really do things right.

      That doesn’t mean they CAN’T do a good job in a year…it’s just more challenging to put out a GREAT product.

      • GhostsOfRoute23

        I agree with you. Rushing is NOT a good thing. But I really don’t think if they set it for June 13th 2014 that would mean Paramount is rushing it. We have 11 months until then. If they have decided to work off of Swift and Shannon’s already completed script then boom- all they have to worry about is scouting locations and casting at this point.

        I could see them having this completely shot by late December(it only took them two months to shoot the remake and most of the films in the series even less) and there- they have 5 extra months to spare where they can edit, do any reshoots if need be, and just perfect the film for June 13th.

        Pushing this movie off to 2015 won’t guarantee a better film at all. Paramount will just be waiting an extra year to finally do all the stuff I said above.

        What’s the point in waiting that extra year when they can do it now and have the exact SAME result?

        Like I said, the original movies were knocked out extremely fast and you can’t tell me Final Chapter, or Part 2, or Jason Lives, or any of the original films are any less awesome because of that.

  • Francesco

    doesn’t matter the time u need to make it…i mean they needed 10 years to make fvsj and 2 years to make and release the remake..and the remake sucks. we had the best chapters in the 80s, year after year!!! they just have to go to roll it now, if the script is good enought, add a good director as adam green and that’s it!

    • GhostsOfRoute23

      Agreed 100%

  • SkeleTony

    So I guess Paramount didn’t learn from New Line’s mistake and recognize that Platinum Dunes was the problem with the first one?

    Bay, Nispel, Fuller…all three of them need to be forced out of Hollywood.

    • saus6186

      look at the box office returns, dear Sir…$19m budget… $91m returns? problem?

  • GhostsOfRoute23

    I’d hardly consider the reboot along the likes of 8, 9, 10, and FVJ. Only things that rubbed me the wrong way about it was the kills were pretty bland and not all that interesting(The screwdriver and tow truck deaths aside), the humor was a little too OTT, and the second group of characters just had no chemistry what so ever.

    Other than that I enjoyed the reboot for what it was and will give PD one last shot to get it right.

  • FreddyKrueger13

    All this Jason news in such little time makes me a really happy camper. No matter what I will see this, that said I want to see Danielle Harris in this and I want to see Adam Green direct. Based on Hatchet he has what it takes to make a fun gory movie and he loves horror, give him a decent budget and I think we can have a great Friday The 13th.

    • GhostsOfRoute23

      Adam Green would be a great choice. But I think that’s “too amazing” to happen lol

      • Francesco

        welll….i met adam green last year in berlin for “chillerama” and he said that was something about a movie at that time so…why not now? i mean Derek works with adam now so he could suggest him to fuller. that could be the only way to see a good movie, almost old friday style.

    • djblack1313

      you want F13 to be a comedy type movie? if Green directed this that’s what it would turn out to be.

      • GhostsOfRoute23

        To be fair the reboot wasn’t that far off from being a comedy.

        Just because the Hatchet flicks had humor doesn’t mean his Friday will follow suit. My goodness horror fans really don’t give second chances do they? lol

        I could see if ALL of Adam’s films were funny but Frozen was pretty damn serious. I think Adam would do a decent balance when it comes to Friday. At least I hope…

    • jpeenut

      that would be pretty awesome

    • saus6186

      Please…the Hatchet series pretty damn near is a pretender to F13…leave Harris and fat Jason with Victor Crowley…direct-to-DVD….where they belong

  • LukeOz

    If they are working to the existing Shannon & Swift sequel script [which had the snow/winter setting included from memory] then there’s that development time already done. I’m not worried about how quickly they do it, as long as the elements are right and they get the right creatives on board. For all we know, a shitload of work could have been done already before this ‘announcement’ so it could be further down the road than any of us know. The next lot of ‘announcements’ will be interesting….

    • GhostsOfRoute23

      I agree. I’m waiting on pins and needles.

  • Aaron Emery

    I LIKE PLATINUM DUNES! There I said it, I expect to be stoned in the village square tomorrow evening. They have put out a good share a enjoyable to genuinely good movies. Don’t hate, don’t hate.

    • GhostsOfRoute23

      No problem there. I like them too. I’ve enjoyed BOTH their Texas Chainsaws and their Amityville was pretty good too. I was a little iffy on both Friday and The Hitcher but have grown to appreciate them over the years. The only film of their’s I HATED was Nightmare 2010.

      • Jeremie Jzyk

        The gore and kills were pretty good for Nightmare 2010, but they should’ve picked a different actor rather Jackie Earle Haley, and could’ve had a better script. But I enjoyed it, it was my second least fav Elm Street movie, least fave was 5: Dream Child.

        • Aaron Emery

          Yeah, Nightmare just felt really flat to me. Like there was a whole crew involved and nobody was participating. It had some good ideas but threw them away. No ‘NOES’ film should ever be boring ! : ) I really dig ‘The Hitcher’ remake though, fuck if, it’s fun!

  • redzombielove

    Jason’s first on-screen kill in the next F13 should be some brutal way to dispatch Michael Bay.

  • Ravinus

    I’d rather see someone like Alexander Aja remake F13 part 3(D). Platinum Dunes movies suck when it comes to testing the limits of the MPAA.

  • Jeremie Jzyk

    Do you know how fucking awesome it would be if Fede Alvarez directed it?! But, yeah, I’ll keep dreaming…

    • GhostsOfRoute23

      Don’t be discouraged so quick. I was thinking they would try and snag him up to do it after the success of Evil Dead.

  • Doornail12

    PD will not get it right, it’s not part of the template they use to make films. Friday needs a slow pace at a camp with unaware counselors worrying about a summer job away from home/ identity/ relationships/ crushes… in short, young people dealing with responsibility who are unsure how they will deal with pressure. Real people we can relate with, NOT “types”… drug guy, funny guy, jock guy, slut girl, etc.
    Setting is key, give us viewers an understanding of the buildings at the camp so we can follow the action later on.
    Show the lake. Hint at the dangers of drowning and all the real world dangers of being at camp. Maybe have a counselor save a kid early on from whatever, so it’s all the more crushing when Jason shows up and kills the counselors. Who now have to deal with something adults would have a hard time dealing with. Picture yourself at 17 working at a camp with children (who need you for everything, food, safety, entertainment and knowledge) now insert Jason into that mix.
    Part of the (horror) fun is watching these people who DON’T deserve to die get taken out by Jason in the most horrific ways. This is key. This is how you make Jason scary again. He should be the villain, not the hero.
    Does any of this sound like a PD movie? No. They will shoot it like a rock video, fast cuts, loud music, no heart to the main characters. So you cheer for Jason to show up to save you from the boring idiotic characters on screen, and hope he kills them creatively.
    I believe this is the wrong approach. Let me know if I’m wrong.
    Kills on characters I care about (or at least understand) have always been better. They resonate.

    • USUCK

      I completely agree, these movies lose the scary factor when they make the villian the hero or rather the antihero. They need to keep him scary and have some sort of story but that can be a stretch for platinum.

  • Francesco

    they should make it with more humor. i mean jason is an icon he’s no more scarry

  • NONVBVGN

    PLEASE, do not hire Todd Farmer to wrote new F13 film!

    He already had his chance in erly 2000 an he failed. This guy needs to get back to his dayjob,and give up writing.
    He never made a movie that was accidentally good;
    messed up Friday 13 (the a – hole didn’t even see another part of the series before directing it), messed up ‘Messengers 2′, messed up ‘My bloody Valentine’, geez buddy, when will you wake up and realize writting is not for you; go work at diner as a dishwasher or so.

  • Francesco

    uhm…no news yet???

  • Marty McFly

    is it really a good thing that Paramount owns Friday the 13th? They treated the series like shit towards the later sequels, and I’m pretty sure they’re ashamed of the franchise too.

    • Francesco

      i think they’ve learned the lesson. after they sold the rights NL made 4 movies, jason goes to hell made jus 15 millions but it was the biggest horror of 1993, fvs is almost the biggest friday 13th and the remake made money too, and don’t forget we are talking about the biggest iconic mask!!! i think they are really happy to have jason home again!!!