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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:47 pm 
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Paramount Sets Date for Next Friday the 13th Film!

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November 26, 2013

A new Friday the 13th film is indeed coming. Paramount has confirmed this by locking in a release date of March 13, 2015!

Yes, that's a Friday the 13th. (The 13th also falls on a Friday in February and November of that year.) And no, an official title has not been revealed (will it be Friday the 13th 2? Friday the 13th: Part 2? Friday the 13th with some subtitle attached?)

We learned in June that Warner Bros. relinquished the rights to the franchise and gave them back to Paramount. The studio had five years to get a new entry in theaters before those rights reverted back.

There are no further details other than that. We know Platinum Dunes will be producing the film, but there is no director and there are rumblings of the producers looking for a "found footage" approach.

Paramount has also decided to move up the release of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues two days to December 18.


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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 12:38 am 
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Next Friday the 13th Movie Pushed Back Eight Months

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May 30, 2014

There has been a lot of action on the Friday the 13th front lately now that it is all back in Paramount's hands. Sure there has been talk of a series, but more importantly, a new film!

A new feature is coming our way in 2015 and we're excited about a new opportunity to visit camp Crystal Lake. The only thing that would make it better is actually having it come out in the fall and it looks like that is happening now. Originally slated for a March 13, 2015 release, the untitled Jason film will now make it's debut on November 13, 2015.

At the same time, Paramount has set a March 13, 2015 release for Scouts vs. Zombies, the Christopher Landon-directed horror comedy starring Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont, David Koechner, Cloris Leachman, Halston Sage and Patrick Schwarzenegger.


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Hannibal’s Nick Antosca to Script Friday the 13th Reboot

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March 25, 2015

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Although it’s still not exactly clear what form the next big screen Friday the 13th entry will take (be it sequel, prequel, remake or otherwise), The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that the upcoming franchise entry has scored a new screenwriter in “Hannibal” co-producer Nick Antosca. Antosca’s credits also include the series “Last Resort” and “Believe.” Antosca will rewrite the current draft of the film, previously scripted by Richard Naing and Ian Goldberg, which is on track for a May 13, 2016 release. That date, by the way, is the only Friday the 13th in 2016 and the last summertime Friday the 13th until 2018.

One of the more popular entries in the slasher genre, the first Friday the 13th was released in 1980 and followed a series of brutal murders of teen counselors at Camp Crystal Lake. The killer was ultimately revealed to be Pamela Voorhees, a mother whose son, Jason, drowned in the lake years earlier due to the negligence of the camp’s staff. As the cinematic series progressed, Jason himself became the franchise’s iconic hockey masking wearing, machete wielding killer.

The Friday the 13th franchise currently consists of ten original “solo” films, the 2003 crossover Freddy vs. Jason, and, most recently, the 2009 reboot. There was also a short-lived television series that, despite its title, was unconnected to the plot of the film franchise.

Set to be directed by V/H/S helmer David Bruckner, the new Friday the 13th is rumored to incorporate some level of “found footage” into its plot and the trade also alleges that the storyline will provide some kind of origin story for Jason Voorhees’ supernatural abilities.

Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are producing the new film through their Platinum Dunes, which also produced the 2009 film.


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 Post subject: Re: Friday the 13th Reboot
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Friday the 13th Reboot Loses Director, Gains a Writer

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December 3, 2015

Last month it was revealed that the in-development Friday the 13th reboot had been delayed until 2017 and now TheWrap brings word that the film’s director David Bruckner, who previously directed The Signal and the “Amateur Night” segment in VHS, is no longer attached to the project. The outlet notes that while the film’s producers rework the script, they didn’t want to tie the director down to the project as development continues.

Building off of that story, Variety reports that Prisoners and Contraband writer Aaron Guzikowski, who is also penning one of the planned Universal Monster movies, has entered negotiations to write the script for the film, taking over from Hannibal scribe Nick Antosca. They report that the film’s plot is “under wraps,” but the smart money would be that it centers on hockey-mask wearing killer Jason Voorhees stalking and slashing teenagers at Camp Crystal Lake.

The Friday the 13th franchise currently consists of ten original “solo” films, the 2003 crossover Freddy vs. Jason, and, most recently, the 2009 reboot. There was also a short-lived television series that, despite its title, was unconnected to the plot of the film franchise. A new Friday the 13th television series is also currently in development for The CW.

Paramount Pictures currently has Friday the 13th is set for release on January 13, 2017.


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 Post subject: Re: Friday the 13th Reboot
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Friday the 13th Reboot Will Give Jason a New Origin

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June 1, 2016

Back in December, it was reported that Prisoners and Contraband writer Aaron Guzikowski, who is also penning one of the planned Universal Monster movies, would write the script for Paramount Pictures’ Friday the 13th reboot after the departure of director David Bruckner. Now The Reel Word has interviewed Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller about the newest installment in the series, and where the story might take the beloved Jason Voorhees.

“Aaron’s story has great characters…You kind of have to understand Jason Voorhees, so we go back and we kind of started over and work our way forward,” said Fuller. When asked to clarify it was an origin story, he stated it will be “Origin-ish, but it’s an origin that no one has seen before. Obviously Pamela’s there, but it’s a little bit different from what you’ve seen before.”

Pamela, of course, refers to Jason’s momma, who was the psychotic villain of the original film before Jason himself stepped up to the plate for all the remaining sequels. As for the rumors of the next movie being found footage, Fuller admits that the tired device was considered but ultimately (thankfully) abandoned.

“There was a lot of found-footage scripts that they wanted us to make and I was not going to do that because I don’t think that can exist in Jason Voorhees’ world,” Fuller confirmed.

As it stands now, the new film’s plot is “under wraps,” but the smart money would be that it centers on hockey-mask wearing killer Jason Voorhees stalking and slashing teenagers at Camp Crystal Lake.

Paramount currently has Friday the 13th set for release on January 13, 2017.


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