Seems like the FRIDAY THE 13TH reboot is finally moving forward. There was a lot of movement join the project earlier this year, but nothing really seemed to be concrete because there was writer attached. Earlier this week, though, Platinum Dunes and Paramount hired a writer to get this reboot started. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nick Antosca who has written for the television shows HANNIBAL and BELIEVE will be writing the script. The reboot is directed by David Bruckner, who was one of the directors of the fantastic THE SIGNAL.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the reboot ” is expected to employ the found-footage technique and answer the decades-old question of why slasher Jason Voorhes can’t be killed.” That doesn’t really sound all that interesting to me. It sounds like yet another film about teens in the woods with a shaky hand-held camera. You might remember my last article on this reboot where one of the producers, Brad Fuller, talked about the studios wanting to keep the budget of the next FRIDAY THE 13TH on the low side. Employing the found footage technique would help do that. We’ll see.
No cast has officially signed on, but I’m hoping they bring back Derek Mears to play Jason (he played Jason in the 2009 remake). Mears was the only good thing about the remake!!
The reboot is slated for a Friday, May 13, 2016 release date.
So what do you think of a reboot of the FRIDAY THE 13TH series? What about the use of the found footage technique?
More info as it becomes available.