Tom Savini Isn’t Directing ‘Friday the 13th’

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Allegedly, special effects legend Tom Savini was at the Mad Monster Party in North Carolina this weekend telling fans that he’s “being courted” to direct the next Friday the 13th.

Instead of rushing to post false news for the traffic bump, we did the work, checked with our sources, and were able to learn that this is completely untrue.

What we did find out, however, is that Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes are currently in discussions for a director to bring the Voorhees family back from the grave.

Watch for news on that soon here on Bloody Disgusting.

  • Voorhees83

    Okay? Never heard a damn thing about this, but it’s good to know it’s false news.

  • KnightOfTears

    It doesn’t surprise me this is false. Savini worked with Sean Cunningham on the original and when he was told a part 2 was in the works he said he would not do it then, so why would he be involved on a remake?

  • Francesco

    yes it’s the bullshit of the year. thanks God it’s a bullshit. savini is a shit to direct…
    i’m wondering paramount what’s waiting for….:-(

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  • http://mitchmacready.blogspot.com/ Zombie-Killa

    I guess no real news is better than false news. lol.

    If they’re still considering found-footage, AND a Friday The 13th film with no Jason, I’m not holding out any hope for something halfway decent.

  • Francesco

    ‘ve asked , and yes they are still making a lost footage style…

  • MrMyers

    I would take Savini every day of the week if he was into it,why the hell not?would be great to have him on board for the fx aswell.

  • Nico Nice

    I had Larry Zerner (Shelly from Friday the 13th Part 3D) on my internet radio show, The Asylum a few weeks ago. He also all but confirmed that the next movie is gonna be using the found footage gimmick. Needless to say all the fans in the chatroom that night went ballistic (in a negative way) when they heard that.

    • Francesco

      not only…it seems that brad fuller (platinum dunes) didn’t want to use it…he was for a streight sequel to his reboot but paramount wants absolutly a fake footage movie. if the movie will miss its march 2015 release we could have it in 2016…too late for a fake footage movie.

  • Evan3

    If Platinum Dunes has anything to do with this, it will be awful.

  • mobstar67

    I see a lot of people would cry if Tom Savini got the nod to direct the next Friday the 13th chapter…
    All I’m thinking is “Night Of The Living Dead” 1990…
    He was on point for that remake..
    I dont think it would be the worst thing for the franchise…

  • Timbo1

    I attended the panel he had at Full Sail University and he said the same exact thing. He says he wants to direct the film and bring Kane Hodder back as Jason and wants to keep the movie “smart”. The video of the panel can be found on YouTube on the Full Sail University channel.