Portuguese site Omelete caught up with Platinum Dunes producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form who revealed a shocker about the forthcoming Friday the 13th, which was rumored to be a remake and to be released in 3-D.
“We did a reboot in 2009 and now in 2014 we are focusing on a different story of Jason,” says the rough translation. “This will not be a continuation of the 2009 film nor a remake of the original It’s just a different story.”
But the big news was hiding within the story, where the site claims that were told that “the film will likely take place during the 80’s because the producers want to recover the feel of the first film.”
I’ve always thought that the first film carried a found-footage feel to it, especially since half the movie is told through the eyes of Pamela Voorhees. It’ll be interesting to see what direction is taken, although I relish in the idea that they’re thinking outside of the box. We don’t need another polished, generic slasher. Jason deserves better than that.
David Bruckner, who directed some of The Signal and our V/H/S, is directing.