Could we finally see a serious, well-made Friday the 13th? Here it is guys, the news we've been promising and teasing for weeks now, the official press release regarding the 11th "official" Friday the 13th film (not counting Freddy vs Jason)!! B-D fav Platinum Dunes (Amityville Horror, Texas Chainsaw Massacre) will be producing the pic, with Mark Wheaton penning the script. The only plot details that are official is that the film will be centered on the origins Jason Voorhees. Inside you'll find the official press release... Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes shingle is coming aboard to produce the 11th outing in the sturdy "Friday the 13th" franchise for New Line.
Studio's hoping to fast-track the project -- centered on the origins of the Jason Voorhees character -- so that the pic can be released three weeks before Halloween on Friday, Oct. 13. Bay will produce with Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form.
New Line's hired Mark Wheaton ("Son of the Morning Star") to pen the script. Studio prexy Toby Emmerich is overseeing along with execs Cale Boyter and Jeff Katz.
The original "Friday the 13th" -- set at a reopened camp that had closed 20 years earlier -- took nearly $40 million in domestic grosses in 1980. That's still the best domestic performance in the series, although New Line's spinoff pic "Freddy Vs. Jason" was a solid success in 2003, with $82 million domestic.
Platinum Dunes, which Bay launched in 2001 as a low-budget horror specialist, produced New Line's 2003 remake of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and its upcoming "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning."
UPDATE!!!!! Last night it was finally reported that Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes will be producing the next installment of the Friday the 13th franchise. The only plot tease was that it will reveal some origin of Jason Voorhees- we've got more on that from a scooper we know and trust with our lives whom wishes to remain anonymous. Inside you'll find the official press release if you missed it, along with some exclusive goods on what could happen regarding the film... Although this picture is rumored to be a remake, we've been told it may be more of a "re-envisionment" of the series. From our anonymous scooper, we've were informed that Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes apparently WANTED to remake it but would said "let's do something different" instead. New Line was super cool with it. So the next 'Friday' more of an ULTIMATE FRIDAY THE 13th... if you know anything about the Marvel comics ULTIMATE series.
Basically, the plan (which can still change) is takes place after part 1 and shows Jason killing and becoming the monster we know and love. Getting the potato sack mask and the hockey mask, etc...
So you can expect this to be the "H20" of the Friday The 13th franchise....I love this news. What about you guys?
I quit looking forward to these after part 3. Part 2 was really cool. I also like My Bloody Valentine at one time. Student Bodies was a classic. It's me, the Breather. LOL!
I remember when the worst thing that could happen in a movie was for a bad guy to cut the phone lines. Now with cell phones you'll never see that again or hear an operator say "the call is coming from in your house". Technology sucks!