Jason Voorhees strikes again

Friday The 13th in follow-up non-shocker

In a development that should surprise exactly no one given the first film’s $70-million-and-counting haul, New Line and Platinum Dunes are working on a follow-up to the Friday The 13th reboot.

Writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, who punched out that blood-splattered run-around, are already brainstorming on ideas for a new outing.

Thing is, it’s unlikely to be a direct sequel – since Friday The 13th hoovered in plot elements from the first four films of the original series  - and no one really likes where the movies went from there.

What, no Jason takes Manhattan? Shocker!

And while Jason’s naturally a lock, the two survivors of the reboot - Jared Padalecki and Amanda Righetti – are busy on TV shows, so if they do come back, the producers might need to work around their schedules.

Not to mention the production team is sort of focused on reworking another big horror franchise – with a revised version of A Nightmare On Elm Street due to start shooting in a couple of months.

Still, that’s not stopping the Line or the Dunes – the companies are aiming to have something in cinemas by the end of next year.

[Source: THR]

What elements would you want to see in a return engagement from Mr Voorhees?



    • ashley.russell

      Feb 27th 2009, 12:07

      horror is just s**t these days. dont care.

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    • freshjim

      Feb 27th 2009, 13:40

      I really enjoyed the new friday the 13th, one thing that bothered me was they put all the kills on the trailer so there wasnt too many suprises. i hope they use the same director though the look of it was brilliant like the texas chainsaw remake and im keeping my fingers crossed they have the same look for new Elm Street and they Keep Englund!!!!

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    • GarethG63

      Feb 28th 2009, 5:59

      ki..ki..kiiiii......ma...ma....maaaaa...ki...ki...kiiii THWACK! Spurt.....plop!

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    • knight2000

      Mar 2nd 2009, 12:10

      i think if they are going to do a new friday film then its certainly time to throw some new elements in to the pot (not just do the same thing over again) for example rather then killing helpless teenagers send in a number of bounty hunters to catch jason with a $1,000,000 price tag attached then is jason using his skills against over skilled men to defend his home and survive being captured also a great way for jason to meet creighton duke from jason goes to hell which is never explained!

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