When it came time to reboot the Friday the 13th franchise, Platinum Dunes made the wise choice of bringing aboard two mega fans of the series to write the script: Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, who had years prior penned Freddy vs. Jason.
Released in 2009 and directed by Marcus Nispel (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), the Friday the 13th remake divided fans (as all remakes do), but many agreed that it did justice to the franchise and, for better or worse, *felt* like a Friday the 13th movie. It also did pretty well at the box office, suggesting that a sequel wasn’t far behind.
Unfortunately, we’ve *still* never gotten a sequel to the Friday the 13th remake, and at this point it seems fairly certain that any subsequent installments in the franchise will not be picking up where the 2009 remake left off. After all, it’s now been nearly ten years since Nispel’s film hit theaters, so another reboot is far more likely.
But once upon a time, Shannon and Swift actually did write a sequel to their remake. And this week, they’ve taken to Twitter to finally reveal the title of that film…
Friday the 13th: Camp Blood – The Death of Jason Voorhees
In subsequent tweets, Shannon and Swift revealed that the film was set to be a direct sequel to the remake, but centered on new characters rather than continuing Whitney and Clay’s story. As they had previously noted, the 2009 remake’s sequel was also going to be set in the Winter, which would’ve been a first for the franchise.
As for the specifics of the sequel’s story, Shannon and Swift are still keeping their lips sealed. They still hope to someday get the film made, and don’t want to spoil it.
But it seems they had planned on killing Jason Voorhees once and for all…
— Shannon 🎃 Swift (@shannonandswift) October 9, 2017