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‘Friday the 13th’ Shifts to 2017 in Hunt for New Writers

Friday the 13th

We’ve been hearing a lot of rumblings regarding Paramount Pictures’ next installment of Friday the 13th, which will now release some time in 2017. The good news is that it’s still on the schedule, as opposed to being dropped off completely, but it does mean potential changes to the development core.

The reason we have yet to report anything is because we can’t get clear answers from the inside – it sounds as if they’re being indecisive. What we do know is that Paramount is taking fresh pitches from writers, which means that they’re probably moving away from “Hannibal” screenwriter Nick Antosca’s take that he was developing with David Bruckner.

We’re doing some digging in hopes of getting something more concrete to report, but in the meantime adjust your calendar from May 13th of next year to January 13, 2017. And for the love of God, pray that Sony shifts their adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower, which is also scheduled for that date (one of them is going to have to budge).

The last we heard, Antosca turned in his draft back in July.

Insiders tell Bloody Disgusting there’s chatter about losing the 1980’s time period, which was the most exciting direction the new film was headed.

Earlier this year, Brad Fuller of Platinum Dunes talked about his hopes for expanding Jason’s mythos and also taking the franchise back to summer camp.

Even if Paramount were to force a modern day sequel, it would be great to see Jason Voorhees back at a fully functional Camp Crystal Lake.

David Bruckner was an exciting choice as director and we’re praying that he’s still attached.

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COMMENTS

228 Comments
  • Dustin

    There’s a clip of Tourette’s Guy out there where he’s shaking his head angrily whilst picking up speed before he finally snaps and screams “F&@K!”

    …………that describes me after reading this right now…

  • pablitonizer

    I said it’d get delayed and now it’s a matter of waiting until this project finally dies or turns into a new found footage saga….mark my words (one more time)

    • Daniel Baldwin

      With TCM & Chucky still chugging on and new reboots of Halloween and ANOES announced, there’s no way that Paramount doesn’t go through with trying Jason again as well. They won’t want to be left in the dust.

      • wehoaks

        I am willing to bet Halloween gets pushed/delayed. The script they have is garbage. Nightmare is in early stages. Chucky is living it in the DTV market. And from early talk, Chainsaw’s newest film is a shitpile. Paramount may just cut their current losses and shelf this fucker indefinitely.

        • James

          I don’t think the new TCM sounds worse than the last two. They’ve been garbage since the prequel.

          • wehoaks

            People who have read the script and seen footage said it’s garbage.

          • James

            Well that sucks. I was excited having the directors of inside behind it.

  • judeau13

    As long as Platinum Dunes is still attached they should keep delaying the film indefinitely. It’s pretty clear no one attached with this IP has any clue what to do with it. F13 should be the simplest movie to script with a mid to low budget. This isn’t Martian or Specter, so stop trying to transform it into something more than it is. There should never be a discussion about a town conspiracy or demon worm babies. Jason terrorizes the summer camp, show some T&A and have creative kills. Done. Next sequel. If that gets stale move on to another IP and let this one go.

    • Peter Kushing

      Right. It’s so easy. You’d think these hollywood millionaire dumbfucks would understand the formula by now.

    • Josh

      they have been fighting for a long time to get it made and get a classic Jason movie set in the 80s. First Paramount was making them do it found footage. Then they finally got a new script this summer that everyone was excited about, NOT found footage, set in the 80s at camp with all counselors and a pure classic Jason movie exactly like PD wanted, and Paramount ignored it for 3 months then decided not to do it.

      • judeau13

        PD had their chance with the first remake and that ended poorly. They have not produced a film yet that gives me any confidence that they are anything more than vultures cashing in on classic IP’s. After two horrible New Line sequels, the hot mess Jason was in FvJ and a misguided reboot maybe it is time to let film Jason finally rest. At least we have the new video game that appears to nail the formula.

        • Josh

          what was so bad about the reboot? i never understood the hate, what was everyone expecting?
          the reboot wasn’t amazing but it was pretty close in style to the first 4 movies. Jason was pretty basic, the kills were not bad,
          why did you hate it

          • judeau13

            For me I just disagreed with the entire setup of the film. The concept that Jason was able to repurpose and add-on to all of those tunnels without heavy equipment or anyone knowing just seemed silly. Digging new tunnels with secret access doors in old school buses and building should be a bit out of Jason’s skill set. Also running electricity would take a bit of knowledge I’m not sure Jason would have. I also felt like the hostage sub-plot was unnecessary and played like an anchor for the films momentum. I don’t want Jason humanized and presented as a sympathetic character, that just feels like desperate story beats. Trying to jam highlights from the first four films into one greatest hits package felt rushed and music video like, the focus should be on the core group of kids, giving us a reason to give a crap about them. The beauty of those original four films was the isolated setting and slow build up and pacing. They weren’t Hitchcock by any means, but at least there was tension and the characters had room to breathe. I wanted to like the movie, it just missed the mark on almost everything I enjoy about the original ones.

          • Josh

            this might honestly be the first time someone complains about the reboot and actually makes sense and has good points.
            wow man, that was really good actually, I love the reboot but your post left me speechless. (i dont agree with everything either, but your points make a lot of sense and isn’t just hate because it is new) thank you for the reply, I was waiting for it if you believe it or not. And all your points make sense. thanks

            I understand the first 4 movies are like holy grail for you, but what do you think about the other sequels.
            where do you rank the reboot? below part 8? or part 9? Jason X?
            what did you think about Freddy Vs Jason?

            for me, I put the reboot after part 7 (excluding part 5, I dont like that one)
            for me the reboot was much better than part 8 or 9 or even Jason X.
            those movies were worst in the logic than the reboot. going to New York was pretty stupid and Demon baby Jason going form body to body was atrocious. (Jason X is fun to watch but it was a dumb movie)

            about Jason being sympathetic, that was done in Freddy Vs Jason, Jason was the hero in that movie, Freddy was the clear villain, jason kills more people but at the end even the characters in the movie are rooting for Jason to win LOL

          • judeau13

            Thanks for the kind words. I try to be open minded when it comes to these movies and judge them for what they are. I love debating them with people, but sadly you are 100% correct in that most people aren’t interested in talking about the actual movie and just want to yell that your opinion is stupid. I’ve found that It’s actually more fun to talk to people that don’t agree with you about certain sequels because they may point out something you didn’t think of.

            As far as where I put the reboot, I have it in a tie with part 8, above 9, X and FvJ. The Manhattan angle was really dumb and showed that Paramount was desperate to try any gimmick to wring out a few more bucks from the series, but 13 year old me was just excited to see Jason on the big screen and has a hard time completely trashing it. The only saving grace for 8 is Jason’s look and Kane’s portrayal of him. It was painfully obvious that the movie was working on a shoestring budget and the studio had no desire to fight with the MPAA anymore (is there any actual blood splatter in the movie?). But I have soft spot for some of it’s the 80’s cheese, the movie is like a slow motion train wreck that I can’t stop watching.

            I just can’t watch 9 or X anymore though, those two films may be two of the worst films I have ever sat through in a theater. FvJ has a few fun moments but the way Jason’s character was butchered and turned into a pathetic Frankenstein’s monster makes it hard to sit all the way through. Robert England does his best to save the movie, but in the end it plays like a huge missed opportunity.

          • Josh

            lol yeah I get you.
            I do love the reboot and i love freddy vs Jason, but I agree about the Frankenstein angle

  • wehoaks

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. Who didn’t see this coming?! As long as PD is involved this film will keep getting treated like garbage.

    • Josh

      PD isn’t screwing it up, they have been fighting for a long time to get it made and get a classic Jason movie set in the 80s. First Paramount was making them do it found footage. Then they finally got a new script this summer that everyone was excited about, NOT found footage, set in the 80s at camp with all counselors and a pure classic Jason movie exactly like PD wanted, and Paramount ignored it for 3 months then decided not to do it. Somebody else needs to do this NOT Paramount.

      • wehoaks

        The fact that you’re saying this same thing repeatedly on several sites just further solidifies to me that PD needs to get their hands off this property.

        • Josh

          several sites? I only posted twice retard

          • wehoaks

            Weird. That word for word account was also on deadline and the Hollywood reporter.

          • J Hax

            That’s because he just copied and pasted my post from above, for some reason.

          • wehoaks

            Yes. For some reason…

          • wehoaks

            Hmmm indeed he did.

          • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

            Hack.

          • Josh

            troll

      • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

        So Naing and Goldberg’s script was found footage?

        Where in the timeline did it take place?

        • J Hax

          Naing and Goldberg’s script was found footage. It was a new timeline. Antosca’s script took place in the 80s at camp and the main characters were all counselors. It was a reboot with almost all the original mythology but a few big twists on expectation.

          • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

            Damn. Antosca’s sounds promising. I do hope they go back to it.

  • Khy

    Will they just stop fucking announcing release dates! Once this actually starts casting then I’ll start paying attention- until then I’ll just write it off as not happening.

    • J Jett

      Khy i agree w/ you 100000000%. it’s fucking irritating how it’s delay after delay after delay.

      • Khy

        When Paramount got the rights back in 2013- I thought all the delays and bullshit was over, I thought by 2017 we’d have at least 2 or 3 movies knocked out already but they still can’t even get this one off the ground and the frustrating thing is we have no idea why. At this point I don’t even care why. I just don’t understand what’s so damn hard about knocking out a Friday The 13th flick. Two years of hiring and firing writers, announcing release dates, changing concepts and yet we’re no closer to seeing Jason back on the big screen.

        If you would’ve told me back in 2009 as I was leaving the theaters from seeing the reboot that it would be 8 years(possibly 9 or 10 if it gets a delayed to 2018/2019) before we got another film I wouldn’t have believed it.

        • Halloween_Vic

          I’m fucking pissed, It’s crazy how in the 80’s a damm new Friday film was released every year!!! Now we have to fucking wait agess to get a new one!!! Like fuckkkkkkk?!?!?! How hard is it to have Jason slacking up teens in the woods at Crystal lake??? FUck man this shit is aggravating!

  • jasonlives1986

    Does anyone actually believe this movie is gonna hire a writer, be written, pre production, cast and filmed all in the next 15 months?

    How could you with 2 straight October’s of being told there an entire year delay.

    • Khy

      I bet the next “update” will be David Buckner being dropped as director and Paramount searching for a new one. Watch

      It’s all so predictable.

      • jasonlives1986

        I just think paramount is out thinking them selves.

        Look, if I thought all these delays was cause they cared and wanted to make a good movie I wouldn’t mind so much.

        I don’t believe that though, there’s a pretty simple formula and I don’t think it takes 8 years to get it right.

        As I get older I don’t even care, I knew this movie wasn’t making its release date. It’s just irritating to have the same thing happen 3 or 4 different times

    • J Jett

      jasonlives1986, i don’t expect this movie to actually come to fruition for many years and that’s IF it even comes to fruition AT ALL. i hope i’m wrong.

  • J Hax

    I know about this from a friend who worked on the project. PD isn’t screwing it up, they have been fighting for a long time to get it made and get a classic Jason movie set in the 80s. First Paramount was making them do it found footage. Then they finally got a new script this summer that everyone was excited about, NOT found footage, set in the 80s at camp with all counselors and a pure classic Jason movie exactly like PD wanted, and Paramount ignored it for 3 months then decided not to do it. Somebody else needs to do this NOT Paramount.

    • Khy

      So what does Paramount want then? What was their reasoning for not going with the script?

      • J Hax

        All i heard is the head of Paramount is new and didn’t want to make a version the previous boss would get credit for. And they want an “event movie that feels like it could be the last Friday the 13th ever but could also restart the franchise” whatever that means. Annnd they don’t want it to be set in the 80s.

  • Daniel Baldwin

    Pushing it to January 2017 might suck in terms of the wait for another Jason romp, but it’s a smart move. Even if it actually were ready for release next year, putting it out in May would have been box office suicide. Tommy Jarvis might not be able to kill Jason, but the Avengers sure as shit would have.

    • Halloween_Vic

      But the new Avengers isn’t coming out till 2017 so they should’ve stuck with the original release for next year.

      • Daniel Baldwin

        Captain America: Civil War hits the first week of next May and contains almost all of the Avengers, plus Spider-Man. Betting against Marvel anytime is folly, but especially next May. Even the Batman vs Superman movie moved away from it. May 13th next year was a terrible release date for this.

        • Halloween_Vic

          Ooh, but It would still make money those are 2 completely different genres and fan bases. But yea the ”Superhero” movies will always overpower at the box office regardless.

          • Daniel Baldwin

            Fandom between the two might not have a lot of overlap, but horror movies can’t survive on horror fans alone. Especially franchises. They need the attention and money of general audiences, so releasing them at the height of blockbuster season isn’t very wise. Not unless it’s a currently successful horror series.

          • Halloween_Vic

            True!! Makes sense!

  • Peter Kushing

    Man do that fuckin winter setting idea from a few years ago. Jason killing cross country skiers w their own skis or snowmobilers at crystal lake would be bitchin.

  • jasonlives1986

    Anyone interested in betting that Halloween Returns has the same news break between now and this Halloween?

    That already had one delay in filming not even a month after news breaking that it was filming and I don’t suspect it’s gonna make its fall film schedule.

    • wehoaks

      The script for it is also shit so theirs that.

      • jasonlives1986

        No surprise there but I’ll reserve judgment. I’ve always been a fan of Halloween 6, and while it’s found a new audience the last few years, it’s still considered a bastard child of the series…

        Not so much since H8 happened though ha

        • wehoaks

          If shot as currently written it may well be the worst film in the franchise – or at least battling for that title with Resurrection and Zombie’s sequel.

          • scaryclown

            I read a few of the sides for Halloween and, geez, it was awful. I can’t believe they’re settling on that script. So now we’re talking two Friday the 13th films close to going into production that were effectively canceled. The Swift & Shannon script and now Antosca. I wonder how terrible they really were! Hey, wehoaks, does your name refer to Weho?

          • wehoaks

            I didn’t know Shannin & Swift did a script for this Friday. Another writing team did a draft before Antosca as well. I believe that was also announced here at some point. The Halloween Returns script of offensive it is so bad. And Weho… Yup 😉

          • scaryclown

            Yeah, they were the first writing team and Fuller would go on and on about how perfect the script was. Wonder why they didn’t go with it. Cool about Weho:) I’m down in LB. Did you see that the first Friday is playing the Chinese Theater next month?

          • wehoaks

            I am surprised either side wanted to work together. During the 2009 reboot they said their script got shredded.

            What”s the date of Friday?

          • scaryclown

            It’s on the 13th for the 35th anniversary. There have been some good screenings in the area lately. Saw Scream at the Art Theater around the corner from me last week….this weekend they’re showing the original Nightmare.

          • wehoaks

            Yeah some great stuff. I am going to Halloween on the 29th. Nightmare on the 30th at Arclight Hollywood.

          • scaryclown

            That’s cool, I always forget to check the Arclight schedule. Hey, shoot me an email! bestimitation77@yahoo.com

    • Khy

      Oh definitely. I love slashers and have been waiting impatiently for the past six years for another Friday/Halloween, but I’m starting to get to the point of feeling like what’s the point?
      Especially if both films end up being shit after all these years of waiting.

  • And It’s Gone…

    Wait, wasn’t Paramount given four years to make a movie? Wouldn’t those four years be up?

  • jasonlives1986

    These movies can still make their budget to profit ratios.

    I mean the last movie did how much in America alone? 55 mil? That was before China and over sea box office became more important than domestic. Not to mention any dvd sales or on demand rentals.

    Must be political behind the scenes. I’ll blame platinum dunes as they haven’t done anything right. Ever.

    • wehoaks

      Slasher movies, save the scream movies, don’t do well overseas.

      • jasonlives1986

        Maybe. But I suspect it can make 10 million, all but covering the budget.

        • wehoaks

          It isn’t maybe. They don’t. Also, budget does not include the cost for marketing, which is typically one to two times the cost of the budget.

          • jasonlives1986

            Let’s not pretend like they are gonna spend 40 million dollars on TV spots, it’s just not gonna happen.

          • Wes Draven

            It’ll cost at least 10 million to make a new Friday the 13th unless they do something drastic like a found-footage approach. The last one cost twice that, but they might be a little more modest this time around. The marketing will at least match that. But most would expect they’d go a larger 15-20 million. The last film did about 25-30 million, so I am being modest again.

          • SocialMediaAnarchist

            Found footage? DON’T MAKE ME COME THROUGH THIS COMPUTER AND GET U! Oh hell no!

          • Wes Draven

            Ahh! But no, I’m not suggesting it, I’m just saying that would be something drastic to bring down the production budget. Also, that was their original plan for Friday the 13th’s reboot.

          • wehoaks

            No but they’ll spend $20 or $30 million.

          • jasonlives1986

            See my response to wes draven as it is the exact same thing I was writing to your earlier response.

          • wehoaks

            Your logic is based on opinion and your passion for the film. Not on facts. Fact is slasher movies don’t do well overseas. Another fact: slasher sequels rarely ever outgrow their predecessor. And as far as you being butt hurt when I said slashers don’t do well overseas: I can’t help you there if that’s something you take personally. Not sure why you did by sure be offended.

          • jasonlives1986

            Who’s butt hurt? Friday remake did 26 mil over seas, 36 mil in today’s money.

            It’s a factual statement that those numbers out do 6 of the previous entries and 4 of them with inflation on their domestic runs.

            So I don’t know what foreign numbers would satisfy you but I imagine anything in the 20 million range is more than satisfactory.

            No reason to be combative about it

          • wehoaks

            You don’t know how any of this works so I’m gonna let you continue on your merry way. Have fun silly boy!

          • jasonlives1986

            This isn’t a debate about if slashers sell over seas as I have no idea, you can be right on that. All I’m saying is the last F13 movie foreign intake of $26,377,032 is larger than the following F13 th movies, it also beat out parts 8, 9 and 10 with inflation and I was wrong about beating part 7 but only just barely.

            Friday the 13th – Part V$21,930,4181,759

            Friday the 13th Part 2 $21,722,776

            Friday the 13th Part VI$19,472,0571,610

            Friday the 13th Part VII$19,170,0011,796

            Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
            $15,935,0681,355

            Friday the 13th Part VIII$14,343,9761

            Jason X $13,121,5551

            So even though slashers don’t sell well over seas, the amount of money that it will bring in is larger than the totals of some of the movies. That’s not chunk change.

            Being dismissive of others and their thoughts might work for you most the time but I find it endearing.

          • wehoaks

            Again you don’t get how things work. The end.

          • jasonlives1986

            Sorry that facts run you the wrong way.

          • wehoaks

            Ay yai yai. Let’s just nuzzle your chin and give you a gold star for trying. There better? Doodie.

          • jasonlives1986

            That’s cool.

          • wehoaks

            Fart.

          • jasonlives1986

            Yawn

          • wehoaks

            Doodie.

        • Wes Draven

          I think my reply to you earlier might apply here.

    • Wes Draven

      Yes, but Friday the 13th’s remake didn’t have enormous numbers though, nor has any of them, really. Now, with Blumhouse’s new model for horror films, the expectations are a little different. For example, Friday the 13th’s budget was 19 million in 2009, and had a box-office return of 90 million. This doesn’t include its P&A, however, and Box Office (dot) com projects that the film cost about 48 million when it was all said and done.

      90 – 48 = 42 million

      Theaters acquire a portion of all the profits received for a film, I believe it’s 10% for large-releases and substantially higher for smaller ones. Friday the 13th was a large release.

      42 – (10% of 90 = 9) = 33 million

      This is rough, but Friday the 13th would have, by this logic, made 33 million dollars worth of profit for Paramount. That’s solid, but it isn’t really what expectations are for Horror anymore. Horror films are a lot cheaper and simpler, and more is allotted to their marketing campaign, which leads to higher returns. (Insidious: Chapter 2 cost 30 million, factoring in P&A, and had box-office success of almost twice that.)

      Not saying Friday the 13th isn’t successful or that another one would flop, (though, six years since the last one, people’s willingness to pay will only dwindle) but it isn’t a horror juggernaut anymore, and thereby, it isn’t a priority at all.

      • jasonlives1986

        First, let me just say thank you for a well thought out and educational response. Much better than the argumentative, my opinion is right approach a lot of people take. So thank you.

        I don’t know how the numbers are gonna add up but one thing you entire post is dvd sales and rentals.

        I know these aren’t strong like they were pre torrent years but it has to still reach the multi millions of million dollars. Repackaging it with the old series and box set alone tend to do well.

        Now my original point was that the foreign box office is bigger and much more part of the pie than it ever has been. The response I got was slashers don’t do well over seas, I disagreed with that because we’ll I don’t consider 26 million in 2009 a bad thing, to put that in perspective that number alone is higher grossing than 6 of the Friday the 13th domestic runs total. Adjusting for inflation that’s around 36 million, still better than 4 of the original Friday the 13th domestic totals in their entire run. This DOES NOT include the fact that China is now part of the box office pie, so unless things are gonna drop off completely we should expect better numbers.

        Like you said, the F13 budget was around 20 mil, I have no idea how much publicly cost but I can’t imagine it’s more than half of the budget of actual production so let’s say 30 million total to make and publicise the movie. You’re looking at a movie that can almost cover it’s entire cost on selling its foreign rights, kinda like they did in the 80s in order to get financing to actually make the movie.

        Now you say that we should of could expect a fall off in money cause of how many years it’s been since the last f13? Excusing F v J which sold it self and how could it not, there were only TWO movies in the F13 series since 89, jgth and jx, both that sold terribly. So much so that the remake brought in more profit than those movies combined.

        So yea, I don’t know, I kinda feel like a f13 movie sells it self an has its audience and really doesn’t need a whole lot if money to turn a profit. Without known their dvd sales, licensing agreements on new movies for places like Spencers or whatever there no way of known how much but I have to assume it’s a lot more than anything I could dream of making.

        • Wes Draven

          I have to counter you on that though, because I don’t think Friday the 13th is able to sell itself based on namesake alone, and at the very least, I don’t think Paramount would be willing to take such a risk. The Friday the 13th remake had a budget of 48 million, as I stated, which really isn’t that extraordinary to see, for example, a less established film like The Purge: Anarchy had a budget of nine million, and a production budget of twenty-one million.

          Freddy v. Jason didn’t sell itself, and neither did Friday the 13th’s remake, and that’s where the P&A went. Remakes sell well, and a 2009 Friday the 13th remake would be more successful than an eleventh Friday the 13th would have been. But, in a sense, they’ve already played that card.

          It’d be safe to expect solid-returns for a Friday the 13th film, but it’ll likely be diminished returns in-comparison to the 2009 film. It has lost so much steam, and not only that, but in the last years, slasher films have only decreased in relevance. Curse of Chucky was released direct-to-DVD, and the supernatural genre has been the only thing relevant.

          Slashers don’t sell overseas. You might not like hearing it, but that’s an honest-to-God truth. Westerns don’t sell well overseas either, and it’s because Slashers and Westerns are both inventions of the United States that are almost entirely exclusive to the United States. I am not saying it’s impossible to make 30-40 million overseas, but with a grab of about 40-50 million in the United States, that will end-up amounting to about 80-90 million, which is, about on-par with the first remake.

          You’re absolutely right about China. It has an impact on the film-industry now. But it isn’t beneficial to Friday the 13th at all.

          They don’t like Horror films in-general. For example, the biggest horror film of the last 5 years was The Conjuring, and it didn’t even see a release in China. Annabelle is the second biggest horror film in the last 5 years, and it didn’t receive a release in China. They didn’t release Insidious or Sinister or any of the horror films this year. In-fact, they had a ban on them that might never have been lifted.

          Every year, China has a certain quota they fulfill for US-ported films. This is almost entirely exclusive to big blockbusters and family-friendly entertainment. Friday the 13th wouldn’t make the cut.

          For DVD and Blu Ray sales, there is actually a way of knowing. The Numbers (dot) com provides information regarding such. Though, it doesn’t have information on any film besides the 2009 film. In sales, over the last 6 years, Friday the 13th (2009) has made 10 million. Assume most of that was made in the first month of release, and it’s decent, but not anything too influential.

          • jasonlives1986

            Well damn. Can’t really counter it.

            All I can about over seas is I have no idea how horror sells, just that according to box office mojo the remake made 26 mil, 36 with inflation.

            If it can pull in 30 million that has to be considered box office gold if what you’re saying about the foreign audience is true.

            I don’t know where the 48 million number comes from but I would say that 30 million plus on TV spots or YouTube spots and billboards etc… is extremely surprising to me. Like almost unbelievable.

            I don’t mean that the remake or f v J sold it self in that it didn’t cost money to promote them but F v J was most certainly a marketing ploy and worked well. Considering it out sold either nightmare or Friday highest entries by 30 plus mil.

            At the end of the day though I firmly believe that there is an audience for Jason. It’s sad chucky went dtv but those last few movies weren’t very good and chucky was never a name the way Jason is. I’m not expecting 60 million dollar totally but 30 or 40 mil is within its reach I think. Maybe I’m just wrong.

          • Wes Draven

            30 million isn’t really box-office gold, but that’s about what an average result would be, neither failing nor excelling. Solid might be a better word. In the clear, so to speak.

            I don’t believe Friday the 13th would fail. But I can see why Paramount wouldn’t consider it very important, because it has a niche audience and won’t have a great return-on-investment.

            Oh, and not that it’s relevant to this, but I don’t think January would be bad for Friday the 13th.

            October’s always ideal, but January isn’t the “Dead Zone” it once was. Since Dark Tower will likely be bumped, Friday the 13th might benefit from a less crowded month, and also, with Power Rangers coming out the same time, it’d make good counter-programming for the adults. If it were an original IP without much fanfare, maybe, because nobody really goes to the theaters, but this one is more-established and I doubt it’d make that much of a difference.

          • jasonlives1986

            You don’t think 30 million dollars from foreign box office on top of X amount from domestic box office would be considered gold? I don’t know if the original first 8 movies even had a foreign release (I’m sure they did), box office mojo doesn’t have those numbers so I don’t imagine those numbers were that big

            Also, I personally think January is a fine month and sense a shift in trend where it’s not just movies with no hope or backing from their studio is released.

          • Wes Draven

            I don’t think the film will make much more than 50 million at the domestic box-office and if they did 30 million on-top of that, it’d be 80 million. A smaller budget than the 2009 film could make it a better return-on-investment, but I wouldn’t call it gold because the 2009 film wasn’t really ‘gold.’ I’d call it solid and enough to warrant the next one.

            January 2016 will have 3 horror films. (The Boy, Families, and The Forest) And last year, with almost no fare, Woman in Black 2 wasn’t a total fail. I think that January is becoming a second stomping-ground for horror.

          • jasonlives1986

            Maybe it’s because I choose to look at foreign box office like finding money in a pair of pants you haven’t wore in months.

            Maybe studios count it towards their bottom line now, I have no idea. I see no reason why a f13 movie can’t be made on a budget like purge or the saw series. They spent 20 mil on the last one and I don’t find it to look much better than any of the others so I see no point.

  • REC03

    i wonder if there is a chance PD could get dropped as producers? that would give me reason to celebrate.

  • James

    What the hell. Keep it 80s…set it at camp…no story for his mythos…just keep it simple.

    • Josh

      they already made 8 movies like that…. time for a change…

      • James

        The kind of Jason movie id like to see hasn’t been done since the second.

        • Josh

          what kind of movie

      • Halloween_Vic

        What type of change? An origin story? Some unnecessary drama??? Jason is Crystal Lake, Jason is the Hockey mask and Machete…. They already sent him to Manhattan, Had a copycat killer, and send him into space!! It’s safe to say Jason needs to stay at Camp Crystal lake at a new reopened camp with counselors, drugs/sex, campers his machete and hockey mask BAMMMM!!!! A new film what change can u make without it being stupid? Everybody wants to see Jason slashing some teens through the woods not some fucking brand new story!

        • Josh

          “Everybody wants to see Jason slashing some teens through the woods not some fucking brand new story!”
          thats what the reboot did, and EVERYONE HATED IT….

          they need to make a different story, maybe use that script they had where a bunch of inmates escape a prison bus near Crystal Lake and Jason kills them one by one, that was an unused script that was ready to be made, and sounds cool

          • Halloween_Vic

            But exactly my point, their gonna be by and in Crystal lake getting killed and chased by jason. Same thing Jason chasing people through crystal lake and killing them except with prisoners?? I mean not to far out. And I liked the remake to be honest the opening itself was pretty bad ass. Jason doesn’t need a story or origin, he just doesn’t!!

  • J Jett

    it’s so unnecessary and irritating that they insist on releasing it on the 13th (of whatever month/year). yes, it’s cute that they want to do it on that day but i’d rather them just make the move and release it on any Friday. this delay irks me big time.

    • TheTwoJakes

      I know what you mean….however the Remake made almost half its money on the Friday the 13th of its release. (I remember it was in Febuary and My Bloody Valentine was released a month before its respective slasher holiday and was still a success). So even though it may do decent business on any other Friday, its not moving away from a Friday the 13th release date.

      • Wes Draven

        I looked. The film made 19 million on its opening-day, so it wasn’t really half. But it’s pretty damn big. But I don’t think it can all be attributed to the release date.

        Horror films have a reputation for being very front-loaded. That is, people see them the first day, and they disappear.

        For example, Elm Street’s remake made 15 million on its opening-day, and 32 million for its total, which means it made roughly 8.5 million shared around Saturday and Sunday. See what I’m saying? They always “go-hard” their first day.

    • Josh

      A January release is going to kill this movie. January is when the shit movies come out, everyone knows that.

      It might make some money, but not too much

      • J Jett

        Josh, i don’t see why the powers that be insist that the movie HAS to be released on Jan. 13th (or any month with a Friday 13th in it) just because the name of the movie is FRIDAY THE 13TH Part 2 (or whatever) that does not mean the movie can ONLY be released on Friday the 13th as well.

  • What if they kept it in the 80s but changed up the reason behind the camp itself. Like instead of a summer camp for kids, it was like a survivalist camp for young adults (college kids). Like taking a note from You’re Next and having the characters all be somewhat savvy in those types of scenarios and then put to the ultimate test vs Jason?! Just a thought. Idk

    • Ripley

      I like this a lot

    • Josh

      your idea would be hated by the fans. and it would be too complicated
      the idea of taking away all his weapons and forcing Jason to use different kill methods
      They kind of try something new in the remake with the tunnels, and look at how many people hated the remake because of the stupid tunnels.

  • Blade

    It doesn’t need to stay in the 80’s anyway. If you make it obvious Crystal Lake is pretty off the map a modern time setting should work just as well. Anyway I am glad to see its still happening, I am ready for the next one 😀

    • Josh

      one problem
      cell phones, tablets, selfies, annoying teens, people saying yolo and swag
      Yeah, there is a problem with a modern setting, the modern influence

      • Blade

        Cell phones and tablets wont be a problem, like I said make it obvious its in the middle of nowhere so they can pull the “omg no signal” crap or w.e. As for annoying teens saying yolo and swag…I personally don’t care about likeable characters in a FT13th movie as I am watching and rooting for Jason anyway, so the douchier the better lol

        • Josh

          the remake people were not even AS douchey and all the friday fans were furious, specially about the Asian guy…. lol,
          and that was so many years ago, the douchey people of today is going to make everyone so angry haha

          • Blade

            I am a fan that went to the premier and I wasn’t angry lol I liked the movie but I do see your point. They could always just try to make the teens not douches lol

          • Josh

            i hope so

  • Breno

    Maybe they will change it and make it a sequel to the 2009 movie. Anyway it will be my late birthday gift to see it at the big screen.

  • Bill Rash

    All these years between slasher sequels is asinine! These damn things don’t star Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep and they’re not directed by James Cameron! Just make with some kids getting slashed in the woods & let’s go! Cripes a’mighty, the only reason these series have so many entries is because they’re simple to make! No “mythos” or any such stupidity, just give folks what they’ve come to expect and stop all the navel-contemplation!!

    • RIP-REL

      Hear, hear!

    • Khy

      Lmao exactly. I find it hilarious how all these huge, enormously budgeted star-strudded franchise films are being released relatively quickly, one right after the other (Fast and Furious, Marvel Movies ect) yet a smaller budgeted movie about a guy in a hockey mask chopping up half-naked college students has to spend years being contemplated because it’s obviously, much more complicated. lol

      Some of the best films in the series were written, filmed, and released in a matter of MONTHS.

      • Halloween_Vic

        God exactly CLEARLY I’m not the only one who feels this way. I don’t see why it’s taking so long to do. Like fuck have Jason return to a new opened camp crystal lake, new counselors and campers, include his hockey mask and machete and BAMMM!!!!!! Like wtf kind of story do they need to come up with? We don’t watch F13th films for a story we watch to see Jason hack up some kids!!!!

    • ThunderDragoon

      AMEN!

    • CGP

      You would have be the first one whining if you had seen the movie that was written. It twisted things in the F13 universe than no fan would want twisted up. It wasn’t what you think.

      • Bill Rash

        That’s a big part of my whole point–WHY was a script paid for with wasted money that “twisted everything?” These films are pure formula, and any misguided attempts to stray far from it invariably result in disaster. The development budget for one of these should be near zero, as there’s nothing to “develop.” A big, scary stuntman kills a bunch of people and chases the survivor around until he falls down a mine shaft, steps in dogshit, has a 16-ton weight fall on his head, or whatever. Why does every young guy in the WGA need to be given a crack at this? The next thing you know, millions have been spent on needless “development,” they start getting scared & put pressure on themselves to make some blockbuster out of a slasher sequel that should’ve been done already! No way to run a railroad!!

        • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

          Guess you want something typical then. I’m tired of typical. I don’t want typical. I want a smart, inventive, REAL movie.

          You want common denominator fluff? Go watch Hatchet 3 on Netflix or something, I’ll be patient if it means getting a good Friday movie.

    • Halloween_Vic

      Exactly!!!!

  • Wes Draven

    News Update: Halloween Returns Shifts to 2019, because we suck!

    Christ, … this isn’t rocket-science, … I always try and be empathetic with these sort-of things, but there’s no excuse for this, …

  • Josh

    this is trouble…
    new writers and a January release?……… this movie is doomed…. just doomed

    • jasonlives1986

      I don’t know. The first remake was a February release and it did just fine.

      • Josh

        February is not as bad as early January.
        January is the official shit month for movies. not just for box office but for quality.
        a lot of people avoid theaters January because everything that comes out is so bad

        • Khy

          Please, it’s not as if they’re going to keep that release date anyway. Expect another delay to be announced.

          • Josh

            true

          • jasonlives1986

            January may be the worst month right in front of August but I think that’s changing anyway.

            Dark tower (as a huge fan my self) has a huge audience and apparently either Sony is expecting a epic bomb on their hands or they are comfortable with the month not being a complete dead zone.

            Anyway I’ll be completely honest, F13 will sell it self. Either you’re seeing it or you aren’t. I doubt anyone will sit back and say, ” well I was gonna see the new Jason movie but it’s January ”

            That said, I also don’t believe it’s keeping it’s release date.

          • Josh

            I know fans will see it regardless but almost every single time a movie was moved to January, it was moved because the studios had no faith in it at all
            that’s the case to almost all date changes to January
            dumping zone month

          • jasonlives1986

            Paramount not having faith in a f13 movie is as part for the course with these movies anyway lol.

            To be frank, gorging up as a teenager in the late 90s early 00s, consuming as much F13 history as I could I think it’s kinda amazing if not completely surprising that paramount even wanted the franchise back in the first place considering they gave it away for, I don’t know, zero dollars.

          • FuMikechu

            Only reason it got moved to January is bc that’s when the next Friday the 13th is. It’ll probably get pushed again another 9 months to October 13th, 2017.

          • Josh

            October would be a perfect release month

    • Gadriel

      Chuckle.

  • dejectedchuckle

    They should reboot it with that speedo clad hearthrob jason from those horror pinups posted here a while back, that’s my fresh pitch.

    But yeah, not really surprised. Honestly I think with the big three slasher brands we’re not going to see another really solid slasher type movie from them ever again. I could only see it happening if there was a legit slasher revival, and it wouldn’t be any of Michael, Jason, or Freddy that brings it back.

    • Josh

      or if somehow someone makes a good new slasher

    • RIP-REL

      Link?

    • Nathan Bradley

      Look at Universal with it’s monsters, from time to time they come back unfortunately some are better than others. As for the a slasher revival where do I sign up?

  • Geno1987

    The only time of the year a Friday movie can make good business is during October.

    • wehoaks

      The last one was released in February. Did $40 mil opening weekend. Most of the original films were released in months other than October. Google is your friend.

      • CGP

        January is actually a very smart month for a horror film. As long as there isn’t a blizzard that weekend.

        • wehoaks

          Horror has proven to work in January, yes. I like early summer for this property though.

  • micrappoogle

    Hearing this news is like having Jason stab you in the throat.

  • Mr. Screamer

    Everyone called it when it was re-announced for May 13, 2016.

  • Mr. Screamer

    inb4 Halloween Returns is pushed back to 2017 too, but actually fuck it, let’s push it back to 2018 because it’s the 40th anniversary! lol give us a break dumb producers.

    • CGP

      Halloween Returns is undergoing rewrites. And you should all be thanking your lucky stars for that. That script is abominable.

      • wehoaks

        Same writers?

      • Mr. Screamer

        Oh really? How do you know? :O

        • wehoaks

          Because they read the script and work in the industry. The script is AWFUL.

      • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

        Who is the one with the complaints? Akkad? Stein? Weinstein?

        • wehoaks

          Most likely ALL OF THEM. The script is so shitty.

  • Vader the White

    I’m mad. I’m very, very mad. Not only do I have to wait an addition seven months, it was going to come out on the day before my birthday! Now it isn’t! Fuck!

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    I’ve screamed this so many times and I’ll happily do it again; GET FRIDAY AWAY FROM PLATINUM DUNES! Send them packing, fired, shit-canned, GONE! They have no idea what they’re doing. Put the franchise into the hands of a team who knows what the fans want and can deliver. Taking the series back to the 1980’s was the best idea the franchise has seen in years, and now already, they’re fucking it up. So sick of them and their shit.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    This sucks major ass. Bad form, Paramount. I was all excited when they reacquired the rights to Friday and thinking we might finally get a Jason movie done right again after 20+ years. Even better, news about taking everything back to the 1980’s broke and I started to believe it was going to happen. Now, I’m right back to WTF and hating everyone involved.

    Hmm, let’s see guys……… making Jason’s spirit jump in and out of bodies was dumb as shit. Putting him in space was even worse. Replacing Kane Hodder should’ve gotten someone’s teeth punched out. Remaking the franchise was lame. Take Jason back to Crystal Lake in the 80’s, put a bunch of hot bimbos in the woods, get them naked, and destroy them in creative, entertaining ways. It’s not that fucking hard. Over-thinking all this is exactly what made the franchise suck. Do what works. Pull your nose outta your asses and make a damn Jason movie.

  • Gadriel

    What’s so difficult about making a new Jason movie?
    Here you go Paramount : It’s the modern day, the Jason murders are a thing of the past, the 80’s, and Tommy Jarvis has finally defeated Jason, or so the legend goes.
    Camp Crystal Lake has been re-opened for years now, and has been peaceful, until one Halloween night a bunch of teenagers decide to hold a mock Satanic Mass, as a practical joke on a girl called Jessica Jarvis, to bring back Jason (with one of them already being dressed for the role with the infamous hockey mask, hidden away to jump out and scare the people who aren’t in on the joke). Sadly for them (but not for us) they are successful in their magick, and Jason is once more resurrected in the modern era to go on a killing spree. Luckily enough though Tommy Jarvis is still in town and is extremely protective of his daughter…..

    There. Simple.

    • Halloween_Vic

      Thats actually pretty good and could work!!!

    • Vader the White

      This is actually a really cool concept and would work. I would watch the hell out of it.

      • Gadriel

        Why thank you.
        Remember, if they decide to use that plot then you heard it first here!

  • Francesco Falciani

    the real bad news is that they have to start from the beginning with a new writer…again! i doubt they’ll release it january 2017…

  • WWE Sucks TNA Is Dying

    just let these movies end. the franchise is dead and has been since the late 80’s. for real. seriously lol.

  • Russell Jack Whites Cortez

    Any thoughts on how to pitch an idea directly to paramount and work towards a script, I do have an idea but its lengthy and might be a little to much for today’s generation.

    • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

      You first have to get in contact with William Fichtner…

      • wehoaks

        FIchtner is so good in that post. Talked to him yesterday.

    • CGP

      That’s not how things work.

  • Adam Paquette

    Jesus tap-dancing Christ. How fucking hard is to make a Friday the 13th movie!? This is my all time favorite horror franchise, maybe even my all time movie franchise in general. It’s not rocket science! We need stupid teenagers, Camp Crystal Lake, nudity, drugs/alcohol, violence and Jason. It’s NOT a complicated formula. The remake was well done, so why can’t we get another one??? Let someone else make the movie if Platinum Dunes is going to keep pushing back the release date. For fuck sake, these movies were pumped out every year back in the 80s and now we have to wait 8 years for a movie to be made? Fuck!!!

    • Halloween_Vic

      God you couldn’t have said it any better!! I agree 100% for fuck sakes there treating this as if it needs to win a academy award!!! Jason, Crystal Lake, Counselors, Drugs/Sex, Machete & Hockey Mask and BAMMMM!!!!! Like what the actual fuck??

  • Nathan Bradley

    At least the found footage angle has gone, wasn’t David Bruckner apart of that production as well? If David was then I will feel a lot better if he goes as well. The only found footage I want is anything from the films that have already been made.

  • Donnie White

    Ignore the other sequels and Bring Back Corey Fieldman as Tommy Jarvis…Like they did with Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween H20, a final showdown between Tommy and Jason Would Kick ass..

  • Ryan 741

    I would love to see Elija Wood brought in to play Tommy Jarvis.

  • Let_there_be_rock

    2015,2016, now 2017? so i guess we won’t be getting a new friday movie until we’re all dead

  • Halloween_Vic

    WOW!!! Of course they fucking did!! I knew the moment there wasn’t any update the past few months that this would get kicked back!! Such bullshit, to be honest I feel like their honestly waiting to see how Halloween and Leatherface would do first box office and reviews wise. This shit just pissed me off and with the lack of news on Halloween their probably gonna push this back too to see how Friday is gonna do. This is bullshit bro it shouldn’t fucking take that long to release this. Have jason terrorize a newly opened Camp Crystal Lake, with new counselors, have his hockey mask have him swinging his machete and chasing kids in the woods and BAAAMMM!!!!! A new Friday the 13th it shouldn’t be that fucking hard to write or start filming for fucks sake!!!

    • CGP

      Well, just FYI: the last few drafts have sucked (including the one they have just scrapped). So if you want a piece of shit F13 movie, they should greenlight a fan fic idiot script, and you’ll see Jason kill some people.

      But they’re trying to produce a better movie than that, and have learned from the mistakes of the reboot (and there were many mistakes) so I think you should chill.

      • Halloween_Vic

        Yea and what better story to do for a Friday the 13th movie? What give jason more of a origin story?? Try to tie in some unnecessary drama as to why he is the way he is? Give me a break there’s no better story to do then have Jason at a newly opened Camp crystal lake with new counselors and Campers and have Jason start up some chaos. What more can make it better? Yea I’m going to see Jason kill some people not sit there for a great story so I don’t need to chill simply because there isn’t too much thought that needs to go into a film like this point blank!!!

        • CGP

          Well, if that’s your case, you should be glad they scrapped the last draft. It wasn’t what you wanted.

          • Halloween_Vic

            What was it about from what you read?

          • Ross Bernofsky

            It was set in the 80s and it was a reboot that took place over the last 3 days of summer camp at Camp Crystal Lake in 1987 or 88 I think, after the campers leave. The counselors are still around packing up the camp and partying and the explore rumors theyve heard about a former Camp Crystal Lake from the 50s hidden in the woods across the lake. It was very 80s-specific. There were actual characters and there were multiple great kills including one on a slide, one in the lake, and TWO surprising massacres. It was a classic slasher movie with a lot of expectations twisted a little bit to be surprising and a good twist on the final girl. I don’t want to give too many details in case they use some of it.

          • Halloween_Vic

            Dammm this sounds legit and pretty damm good!!! Why the fuck would they scrape this? I mean it sounds perfect!!! Such bullshit yo! Where can I read this draft? I really wanna read it pleaseeee

      • Ross Bernofsky

        Really? I read the last couple drafts. The one from last year wasn’t good, but the one from this summer was great. Have you really read it? I’m not sure I believe you. What were the two brothers’ names?

      • wehoaks

        I also have on good authority that the last draft was AWFUL. I am with you CGP.

  • Scifi_Fables 2014

    Opening scene for my treatment I wrote – (The characters aren’t mine but the opening is. It is copyrighted with the Writers Guild just in case the studio people ever see this unlikely but best to protect lol).

    Opening shot an old dirty broken down Camp Crystal Lake. We track through passing all the cobwebs and rotten wood. As we do we hear the echoes of the past victims from the films. We hear people screaming, Jason’s Mother talking to him.

    We pass a few of the little camp huts, we continue to hear the voices. We move further still and we hear a police officer talking about Jason, we hear a woman explaining the legend and we are getting closer and closer to the lake itself all the while the echoed voices continue.

    The moon is reflected in the lake surface, it ripples and the moon dances a little. As the voices begin to die down we hear a single voice speak “Dont worry, it’s over Jasons’ dead” and a machete floats to the top of the lake surface, we move closer the haunting music stops playing.

    Silence, we concentrate on the machete, we stick for a few seconds and then a hand snaps down from out of frame taking the machete. We slowly turn round and see a hulking figure walking away from the lake and back into the trees, the famous Ka-ka-Che-Che playing as we see him fade.

    Start to pan up and night turns to day, pan down and we see a group of official types (politicians maybe a town mayor) all talking about re-opening Camp Crystal lake to bring in more money to the town which is hemorrhaging cash like the Titanic (that’s actually a line), someone mentions the Jason cases and another person says ‘It’s all just stories. It was one guy whose long dead now’.

    • Scifi_Fables 2014

      There is the standard troupes of a horror film and I even wrote a bit for Corey Feldman to return but that was more of a stinger than anything. After reading the article I’m half tempted to send it in and see what they say. It is set in the modern day though but it would be shot with the 80s feel.

    • CGP

      You cannot copyright something that is someone else’s property.

      • Scifi_Fables 2014

        I’m not copyrighting the characters but the treatment/story that I wrote for the film. I’m not claiming to own the characters or backstory just the plotline that I put into the film. I was already told about not copyrighting the characters but the story is of my creation.

      • Halloween_Vic

        He clearly stated it is copyrighted, you need to chill….

    • Halloween_Vic

      This is actually a great opening!!! BAMMM!!! Not too hard you see and it fits well! Good job hopefully the studio see’s this and can get going!

  • Ross Bernofsky

    This sucks. I actually read the last couple drafts of the script. Found footage was the wrong way to go, but the last draft they had was non-found footage and was really really good. I wonder what they’re doing now.

    • Bill Rash

      The entire “found-footage” concept needs to just go away, period. Now.

      • Kevin Morris

        Again Bill Rash – 100% correct!!!! Found footage is just about the worst thing to ever happen to films! Lazy, talentless and cheap, hack film makers trrying to appear clever and “artistic”, all the while just skimping on the special fx, suspense and effort and trying to act like we won’t notice. It worked for Blair Witch but nothing since. Stop the insanity and never use the tired beaten-to-death “style” ever again!!

    • CGP

      I call BS. The last draft was awful. I actually preferred the previous draft.

      • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

        Did Naing and Goldberg use found footage creatively?

        And I wonder why a talented writer like Antosca, who’s worked on Hannibal, couldn’t crack a Friday the 13th script…

        • Ross Bernofsky

          They did an ok job with the found footage, but it was just bad in concept. The dorky brother was making “a documentary about camp” and then they were investigating the legend of Jason Voorhees on camera. So there were no kills until the middle of the movie. Then he got killed on camera and another character picked up the camera and carried it around for the rest of the movie, which didn’t make sense because they were being chased by Jason.

          • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

            Damn, sounds like it could’ve been a potential trainwreck. I ultimately want my Friday movie to be non-found footage. 80s could’ve been awesome. I think if they want to make “an event Friday” they’ll have to drop Bruckner and get a serious, experienced, name director.

          • Ross Bernofsky

            The one cool thing about the found footage was it was an 80s camcorder so they were really going to do it like grimy old school home video. If they really did that I would respect the choice altho I still hate found footage.

      • Ross Bernofsky

        Really, you liked the found footage draft better??

        Prove you read them. What were the brothers’ names in each draft?

        • wehoaks

          Uch. SIBLING characters in slashers are always annoying.

        • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

          Any good dialogue in either draft or is it the usual booze, drugs, sex, sluts stuff?

          • Ross Bernofsky

            The Antosca draft had a lot of smoking weed and bad behavior but good dialogue and real characters. It was more funny than I expected. There was a lot of sex and talking about sex but it was treated somewhat seriously more like a John Hughes movie instead of Porkys or something like that. Well like a John Hughes movie where Jason kills the Breakfast Club.

          • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

            Damn. Sounds like a dream. Paramount’s goal to make this “an event movie” has me intrigued.

          • wehoaks

            Nick is Jason kills the Breakfast Club how you pitched it to get the gig?

        • CGP

          Just saw this. Kevin and Brad in Antosca. Honestly can’t remember from the prior draft, but can look it up.

      • RidleyScott

        So is Neill’s Alien 5 dead?

  • Bill Rash

    It’s been clearly established that concocting stupid back stories for slashers (ie. The “stars-in-alignment” rubbish from “Halloween 6” & the Voorhies family rulebook from “Jason Goes to Hell”) results in the most-hated entries in the franchise, but these dummies commission 15 script drafts trying to do just that. If these fools had been running H’wood in years past, it would’ve taken until well into the ’60s to crank out Lon Chaney’s three Kharis the mummy movies! They over-everything everything & only make a mess in the process!

  • Javi Simon

    I knew this was coming. When I read about a 2016 release date, I said it was too soon. I’m glad they’re taking their time though. I don’t want to see just another Friday rush to the big screen or even worse– straight to video. Recall that the remake switched dates a few times too. The development hell that “Freddy Vs. Jason” went through is a horror story of its own. Both films were solid in my opinion. I’m excited that there are a ton of paths back to Camp Crystal Lake out there. Let’s hope we end up on the right one.

  • horrorexpert10

    Lol I give up on this movie. This is like the 4th time they pushed the release date back since the original 2015 release. Just make a movie. You’ve had 6 years already to come up with a good script!!!!!

  • Kirby4Ever

    You’ve got to be fucking kidding me!? There is no excuse for this. They must be WAY overthinking things behind the scenes. This is not a Star Wars sequel. They made a Friday the 13th movie every year for an entire decade (the 80s) save for 1983 and ’87. Now it’s taken almost a decade to get ONE film.
    Jason Voorhees. Killing Teenagers. In the Woods. That is all.

  • Bill Rash

    Yes, I do exactly, precisely & to the Nth degree want “typical.” Typical gets into theatres the very next year and is no less entertaining than the ones that preceded it. “Original” is mostly over-thought, overwrought junk from pretentious people who have nowhere near the talent that they think they do. It takes years to get into the theatres and is never worth the wait.

    • Kevin Morris

      Best comment by far Bill Rash!! Logical, incredibly accurate and truthful!!!! The “original ” scripts are NEVER worth the long, agonizing and stress-inducing delays they cause!! Not once. Ever. Unless someone can give me an example????………………..

  • Darnell

    This fucking sucks… How much you want to bet that Halloween Returns will be the next one to get pushed to 2017 stuck in development hell! =(

    • wehoaks

      We should hope it does. The script is terrible.

  • Firefly15

    And…..it will pushed back again and again. This movie at this point is never getting made.

  • A-TOWN CALI DUDE

    Well, what can be done? I mean, they have run out of ideas…the only thing that was interesting is if they were going to go back to the 80’s atmosphere, but that likely wont happen…

  • Kenneth Tanner

    I knew this movie was gonna get push back again. Ugh, you know? I’m happy the fact the Friday The 13th franchise is still going but having another remake doesn’t make any sense at all. I’d rather want a sequel, also as a matter of fact if there’s a reason for this movie to be pushed back. Maybe a sequel will be in the works, Now that is what I would be stoked for.

  • Jeff Loomis

    The fact that it’s taking this long to even write a script is disconcerting at best. What’s so fucking difficult about having a true fan of the series write a script that doesn’t bog it down with modern “horror” movie tropes?

    No found footage bullshit, no complex story-lines: Just Jason Voorhees hacking apart wasted fornicators at Camp Crystal Lake. The last incarnation was an abortion– as are all remakes– so just pick-up where we left-off with the original story-line(pre- Jason X) and be done with it.

    I don’t think I can handle another “re-imagining.”

  • Francesco Falciani

    i know u won’t like this…but they should go back with a shared universe and make a good fvsj…

    • WALKTER

      I still want that Freddy vs Jason with Ash in it.

  • shawn lawson

    You guys all nailed it! Hey michael bay and company. You guys wanna shake things up a bit without pissing all of us off? Let it snow at crystal lake! This was apparently a brief idea before sending him to space. It would be different, yet simple.
    Think of how many fun things jason could do? Victim sees his footprints, they come to a mysterious end, and jason ends up behind them!!!!! Ahhhhh!

  • shawn lawson

    I love how “deep” they like getting. Did anyone feel any more sympathetic for Mears’ Jason than Hodders’? When its all said and done hes a maniac! We dont wanna feel sorry for him. Just keep giving him fresh meat!

  • Cobra Commander

    How hard is it to make a freaking F13 movie?

    • Kenneth Tanner

      IKR !
      It’s so easy a hockey mask murderer going in the woods and kill people.

  • John Connor

    Sequel to Jason X.

  • Jason McLaren

    Both Friday the 13th and Halloween keep getting pushed back it is frustrating. All the things I have read about our good buddy Jason is eh OK. Found footage … From 1957. OK maybe . some talk of a story about Mrs. Voorhees, Jason’s unknown father (Elias Voorhees) his sister Diana Voorhees, psycohtic mental issues, all camp stuff fires, bad water, snow, a school Massacre, maybe pick up where 2009 left off. Will they explore or acknowledge the history of the family look into the Jason Voorhees, curse why can’t anyone kill him. Is there a “dagger” only a relative can kill him ? Old big family house. Why not pick up on Earth 2 with uber Jason. All I know is Kane Hodder is Jason Voorhees. Period. Let him do his thing. Lots of Badass unique kills wih practical effects, and lots T&A. Good character development actors quirky dialogue, drugs , rock and Roll, film it in New Jersey. Great music score mixed in with some hard rock and or metal, ki ki ki ki ki ki ma ma ma ma ma ma ma. The main character female heroine “kills” Jason. Credits roll make another one 18 to 24 months later. I mean Jason was born on 1946 so he is 69. In 2017 he is 71. Why not set it in the 80’s no cell phones, cassette tapes, video tapes, Walkmans ripped jeans, big hair sprayed hair,
    My idea is the kitchen sink #13. Make count the one we have been waiting for Sean S. Cunningham said his plan was to make 13. Well lets do it and “end” it.
    Along the lines of a hybrid New Nightmare/ Halloween Resurrection. All the real life Actresses are having trouble in real life some are doing OK some not so good can’t find an acting job convention circuit dying not making ends meet. All the survivors of the rampages Of the cursed one Jason Voorhees. Corey Feldman too. Get invited to Camp Crystal Lake lured in by money and a story a reality Friday the 13th weekend camp by Sean S. Cunningham, Victor Miller, etc. Camp fire tale someone obssesed with Killing Jason how about Robert Englund claims to know the secret of the Jason Voorhees curse in the middle of the reveal a staged break up of the camp fire tale the fake Jason (Derek Mears/ Ken Kirzinger) hell why not more than one . takes out a couple of cast members cut to commercial the two that died aren’t Dead they are in on it but no one else is so they really scared the production team has mounted cameras all over the woods and in the cabins.. The people who aren’t privy to the information prior are now asked to play along for the camera for a bigger chunk of money than previously signed on for a couple are weary of it all but finally and reluctantly agree then camera men start dying off and soon realize that people are missing and are really Dead and that the Real Jason Voorhees (Kane Hodder) is Killing people . come to find out the obsessed historian who lost his daughter to Jason really does know how to kill Jason its written in a book he dies a final girl finds it and enacts the trap and the only “true” way to kill Mr. Voorhees. Knb and Tom Savini Rob Bottom, Rick Baker, John Carl Buechler , David BBB Miller, Gary J. Tuncliffe , Kevin Yagher, Howard Berger, Robert Kurtzman , Greg Nicotero.I take that about the story teller maybe it could be Bruce Campbell or Tom Savini and Robert or Sean could be the Producer organizing it all all the special effects guys can be the crew and camera men setting up all the traps and gags for the show. Come to find out Jason is let out the movie world into reality and must be killed. Needs work . ™©®. Jason McLaren.

  • Steve Ward

    I think they should ‘Godzilla’ Jason. After King Kong Vs. Godzilla in the 1960s the Godzilla series because the Vs series. They shouldn’t even bother with licences just make up their own weird boogiemen to fight. He’s been to New York, Hell and outerspace, logic went out the window a long long time ago just go with the flow and give us some fun.

  • CrackTheSkye1990

    I saw this coming from a mile away as there was no casting let alone shooting date announcements last month to make it in time for the May 13th 2016 release date.

    This has become another Area 51, except there was no test screenings. I appreciate them wanting to take their time and make it the best they can but how hard can it be to make a Friday The 13th script, regardless of the direction they take it? If they do look for new writers, Simon Barrett of You’re Next and VHS would be a good choice. He did really good with You’re Next and made it feel like a classic slasher with a modern spin. Plus David Bruckner is friends with him as they both did VHS, just do not give this to Shannon and Swift. Their dialogue was awful in f13 2009

  • Adam Clifton

    Delay for a proper script… please. It’s not hard to write a Friday the 13th movie. For God’s sake, Paramount were releasing F13th movies nearly every year in the 80s. Keep Platinum Dunes away from this new one. I don’t really want to see another glossy MTV-style soulless version of something we all love.

    • Halloween_Vic

      THANK U!!!! But noooo nobody seems to get that, everybody is all ”you need to chill, it’s for the better of the movie..” like STFU it does not need to be this complicated to write and direct a fucking F13th film like what the actual fuck???

      • Adam Clifton

        All they need to do is have Jason in the woods killing camp counsellors. Have a couple of creative death scenes, have a lot of suspense, have one or two people survive at the end, kill Jason but in a way that doesn’t prevent him from returning for a future instalment. And… have Harry Manfredini’s score this time. We don’t need to see Jason all the time either. In the earlier movies, he was always in the shadows or briefly glimpsed until the final reels when he was after the final girl. We don’t need gimmicks, we don’t some grandiose explanation as to why he keeps coming back to life, we don’t need Platinum Dunes and their preference for music video directors and hiring glam-looking actors. Keep it real. I’d like to see Amy Steel return as Ginny. It would also keep this movie based in the original series timeline and ignore the 2009 reboot as well

        • Halloween_Vic

          You see!!! Bammmm great idea and concept and keeps it true to what Friday the 13th is about!!! And having Amy return and Ginny would be perfect, like have her as a residential local now or maybe even be there for the re-opening of crystal lake however so that can work perfectly!!! See can we have Paramount hire you? See simple, yet real, suspenseful and associated with the original films, It doesn’t get better then that we don’t need stories! Just another great bad ass film of Jason swinging that machete.

        • Vader the White

          “have Harry Manfredini’s score this time”
          No. Just no. His scores for Jason Goes to Hell and Jason X were just bad. They sounded like the generic music that comes with some editing software or some random movie app. He somehow lost whatever he had that made the original scores for 1-6 sound like Friday the 13th.

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