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Work To Resume On ‘Friday the 13th’ Sequel, Finally

Even knowing the behind-the-scenes drama, I’m still shaking my head that it has taken Paramount Pictures, New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures this long to get a sequel to the 2009 Friday the 13th off the ground.

Now that they’ve kicked at dirt for nearly four years, Warners/New Line have officially wasted their opportunity, giving the rights to franchise character, Jason Voorhees, back to Paramount Pictures for a piece in Christopher Nolan’s latest movie project, Interstellar (full details here).

Bloody Disgusting exclusively learned that Platinum Dunes would put their producing hats back on for the sequel, one that we really hope takes place in the winter (like originally planned). The question is, when will this happen?

Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller responded to Twitter user @superchecco with the following update: “we are wrapping TMNT and Almanac over the next month. Then we start to work on F13.

Fuller has been really active on Twitter (@bcfuller), so you can totally hit him up with your hopes and dreams for the franchise. They listen. Until then, tell US what you want from the new Friday the 13th.



  • GhostsOfRoute23

    FINALLY! I was getting kinda worried after the past month of silence! Get this cranking immediately. If they’re going with Shannon & Swift’s script then double good- that’ll move things along even faster. All I want is for it to return to Crystal Lake, feature new teens, have at least the opening set in the snow, bring back GRUESOME kills, cut down on the silly OTT humor, bring back POV shots, PLEASE come up with a better score than 2009’s.

    I have faith in Platinum Dunes with this. Get it right.

  • Francesco

    yehaaaaaaa. sounds good to me. febraury 13th 2015 for sure. winter setting … amd more!!!

    • GhostsOfRoute23

      Hell depending on if they’re going with the already completed script they probably could get this sucker in theaters late 2014. But I’m at the point where I really just don’t care- just get this movie into production, we can worry about the release later.

      • Francesco

        yep…but they already know that february 13th is a good date to release the movie and if they’ll use a winter setting (like many of us want) it will be perfect. and don’t forget the time…if they’ll start to think about in september it’s impossible they’ll rush it! and… i can bet it will be in 3D!
        but as u said let’s just make this sucker happen

    • andrewd182

      Winter setting. That’s what I’ve been wanting.

      I want one set at a Ski Lodge.

  • djblack1313


    • GhostsOfRoute23

      My exact reaction when I read this!

  • EvilHead1981

    While a snowbound Ft13 movie intrigues me(there is so much they can do with both the threat of Jason AND the obvious threat of snow/freezing/whiteout conditions/avalanche/blocked roads/frozen lake and such. Though given the whole Swift and Shannon thing, as well as PD STILL being attached to do it, even with the amount of “hope” because of “new ideas”, I just can’t see this being good. They need someone else to produce it, someone else to write it, and keep it out of the hands of a former “music video” director like PD has on their “call list”.

    • djblack1313

      i’m hoping Shannon & Swift are busy with that other project BD reported on just a couple of days(?) ago. they are horrible.

    • Francesco

      i think they’ll use the script they already have. shannon & Swift!

  • EmPleH

    I hope they go the winter route. I can already imagine Jason breaking through the ice from the lake and pulling a victim down


    anything new and unique would be nice (especially since pd is working on it), but honestly what more is there to do with Jason?

  • WalkWithMeInDarkness

    Thank God! Been waiting for ever for a fucking new Jason. Now, I just have to sit and hope it’s better than the last one.

  • ThunderDragoon

    All I want is what they promised us in the first place: Jason slashing people in the snow!

  • Francesco

    this time i have a very good feeling about this…i’m sure pd learned on its mistakes. more killing. more jason. more plot and mithology and it’s most important more originality. i mean they have to create something new to let the fan talk.

    • Darkness69

      All that and more love for the franchise. PD really needs to get their act together and finally respect the mythology, not do blasphemous things with it, like they did with NOES a couple of years back.

      • Francesco

        wel..dunno…i mean i son’t want something weird…i just want they can do it better…more jason…more killing. they don’t need to send him to space they just need to go ahead not only with “jason’s back at camp crystal lake with 5 kids victims” we need …a twister!

  • kaido

    Here’s to hoping this one isn’t a big porno again with a cameo from Jason.

  • dfskelleton

    I would love a Friday the 13th set in winter. And frankly, I liked the reboot. Derek Mears was a spectacular Jason, and all of the “changes” they made to it seemed like natural progression. The spirit felt the same, and that’s probably the biggest thing. Besides, after parts 9 and 10, you can ONLY go up from there.

  • VictorCrowley

    I would like to see them take the series back to the roots. Back to Crystal Lake obviously, darker tone film like the old days. The cast in the remake was tolerable aside from the black guy acting black because he was black. Don’t need that B.S. again.

    Definitely improve the kills. So flat and lazy last time out. It’s Friday the 13th! The film that made it’s name on shocking, creative kills. If you’re not gonna cast Kane Hodder as Jason, at least bring him in as a kill-consultant or something. Hatchet’s kills completely blow away F13 (2009)’s.

    Oh yea, and give us more hot babes with big naturals getting naked. No brick boobies.

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