‘Friday The 13th’ Finally Has Some Good News!
After years of plot drama, production delays, and studio trouble, the newest entry in the ‘Friday The 13th‘ franchise is heading in a positive direction.
The still unnamed thirteenth movie will begin shooting in Spring, 2017!
Platinum Dunes producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form told Collider in an interview this about the upcoming movie:
“It will be eight years since we made the last one. I’m here to say that we found the location. We have found the lake, we have found the camp. We found an amazing script by Aaron Guzikowski. Breck Eisner is directing the movie. That movie is shooting in early Spring.”
It was starting to feel like fans of Jason Voorhees and ‘Friday The 13th‘ were never going to see another trip to Camp Crystal Lake. But this is great news coming from the men in charge.
The two men also opened up about the polarizing 2009 remake and the Jason Voorhees found-footage movie the studio wanted:
“In terms of fun, making [the 2009 film] was so fun. The cast was great, we were in a great setting, everyone got along. We had a lot of fun making that movie and we always wanted to go back to Crystal Lake and make another one. There were so many obstacles to surmount to get to where we are today. I’m not going to bore you with all of them but for a long time, there was a rights issue between Paramount and Warner Bros. Then there was an execution issue. At one point, the studio wanted us to make a found-footage version of that movie and that was deeply concerning to us because we didn’t think we could execute the movie in the right way if it was a found-footage movie.”
That’s a sigh of relief for some fans as the idea of found-footage seems a bit passé. But this still leaves questions on what the new ‘Friday The 13th‘ will be about.
Are you excited for the newest entry in the beloved franchise featuring Jason Voorhees? This will be lucky 13 for them and I hope it’s a stellar slasher movie.
Let me know what you think in the comments below!