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Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:32 am Reply with quote
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At last report Platinum Dunes was still working on its next chapter in the FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise, a series that has been dormant since the 2009 first reboot which starred Jared Padalecki and was produced by Michael Bay.

That film was a solid success for New Line, raking in $91.4 million from a $19 million budget, yet talk of a follow-up has only seemingly ever been that - talk. Languishing in development hell, and finding its rights shift back to Paramount as part of a deal for the rights to Chris Nolan's INTERSTELLAR, things seemed to get moving again last year as both THE SIGNAL director David Bruckner and HANNIBAL TV scribe Nick Antosca came onboard.

Then the film got pushed back yet again as it looked like the project hit a speed bump in December with Bruckner opting out of the film and PRISONERS scribe Aaron Guzikowski coming onboard for script re-writes. Speaking with Hitfix this week, Bruckner discussed his departure which sounds like it was due to creative differences. Most interesting though was he revealed what his and Antosca's proposed take on the material would have been:

"It was a proper 'end of the summer' summer camp movie that took place in the late '80s...I like to say that DAZED AND CONFUSED …was a huge inspiration to me in how we approached the character relationships, just because that's a movie that captures a kind of a timeless - even though it takes place in the '70s - a very timeless, nostalgic experience.

And it's very much - you chart several characters at once, it's very much an ensemble piece, and you really are able to get at this coming of age vibe. I just wanted to see a movie where you're that invested in everybody and [then] Jason Voorhees [shows up]."

Still no recent developments on the 2017 film, but it has been reported that a new FRIDAY THE 13TH TV series is in the works for The CW.

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Looks like this won't happen... good!

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After writer Nick Antosca's script was rejected last year and director David Bruckner left the pre-production of the new FRIDAY THE 13TH film, fans were left dejected once again with another set back to bring Jason Voorhees back to the big screen. Last December, Aaron Guzikowski was hired to construct a new script and story for the latest FRIDAY THE 13TH and since then there has been nothing new to report, until now.

While at WonderCon this past weekend, the website TooFab caught up with Platinum Dunes producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form and asked about the progress of the film.

"I can tell you I believe there will be a set visit for everybody soon," Form teased, when toofab's Brian Particelli asked for the latest on the movie, which has gone through numerous delays following the 2009 release of a franchise reboot."

When Andrew Form was pressed about if the new film would keep the 1980's setting from Nick Antosca's script, there was a bit of hesitation, but answered with the following:

"There is truth that this is period," he confirmed, without saying which period it'd take place in. Fuller quickly added, "And NOT found footage."

"We're so lucky to have Aaron Guzikowski writing, who is a fan of the franchise," Form added. "He's come up with an amazing story and we can't wait to make this one."

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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 13THreboot 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."

"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. The film is set for release on January 13, 2017.

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A few days ago came word from producer Brad Fuller that the upcoming second reboot of the franchise will incorporate a new origin story for the iconic hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees. Screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski penned the last draft of the script and now sources for Birth Movies Death claim that Jason's abusive father Elias Voorhees will be featured in the story.

The character has been referenced in the past but has never been seen on screen in any of the previous films aside from a cut scene from the sixth film which features him visiting the empty grave of his son. No cast members have been attached at this time to the project which is also rumored to be a period piece which will take the action back to the 1980s.

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There's been numerous rumors in regards to the second reboot of the FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise at Paramount Pictures. Originally slated to open last year, the production has been troubled and reset several times - to the point that film hasn't begun yet. However, there is at least one script going around and producer Brad Fuller recently told iHorror that the iconic Jason Voorhees will not be the only killer in a film which sports a whole new origin story...sort of:

"Origin isn't really the right word for this movie. The word Origin got out and everyone's calling it an origin film now, but that isn't exactly the direction we're taking. It's more of an alternate world that we're creating for Jason - an alternate space, alternate reality - in this film.

Yes, Pamela [Jason's mother] and Jason are together in this film, but this is the same Jason we all know and love. He's Jason; he kills - he kills teenagers. We went down the origin route with the second TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE film, and I think when you go to deep into a character's origin, the character stops being scary at some point. I'm not worried about demystifying Jason by revealing parts of his back story, which most of the fans are familiar with."

There have also been reports that Jason's father, Elias Voorhees, would be featured but a decision on that hasn't been locked yet: "No, we haven't decided whether or not Elias will appear in the film. Again, that was a comment I made, which was a response to a question about whether or not Elias would be a part of this film. I said that including Jason's father was an idea, a possibility, but it's not at all a certainty that he'll appear in the film. The main relationship is between Pamela and Jason."

The story is expected to be set in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and Fuller confirms there's no chance of them being able to reach their currently targeted January 13th 2017 release.

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FRIDAY THE 13TH reboot finds director: The Deadline web site is reporting that Breck Eisner (THE CRAZIES remake) is in talks to direct Paramount Pictures' upcoming FRIDAY THE 13TH reboot. In an interesting bit of trivia, his father Michael Eisner ran Paramount during the dawn of the original franchise in the early '80s, making this a bit of a legacy gig for the new FRIDAY THE 13TH director. Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller spoke earlier this summer about where Prisoners and Contraband writer Aaron Guzikowski's script might take 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 admitted that the tired device was considered but ultimately (thankfully) abandoned. 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.

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 currently has FRIDAY THE 13TH is set for release on January 13, 2017.

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Paramount has delayed their upcoming FRIDAY THE 13TH movie from January 13, 2017 to October 13, 2017. Director Breck Eisner was hired to direct the film in August. The film features a script by writer Aaron Guzikowski.

Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller spoke earlier this summer about where the script might take the beloved Jason Voorhees, saying: "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. 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."

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Over the past decade and a half, Platinum Dunes has made it a business to reboot and launch various horror and genre-centric franchises. Aside from Michael Bay, the two other key men behind the company are Andrew Form and Brad Fuller with the pair sitting down recently with Variety to talk about two other franchises they have plans to resurrect FRIDAY THE 13TH.

The FRIDAY THE 13TH reboot, which would be the second following their well-received but never followed-up 2009 reboot, is set to be the 13th FRIDAY THE 13TH movie and yet it also has to be able to embrace new audiences unfamiliar with the franchise. Fuller says:

"You don't want to alienate the people that come to see the first 12 but at the same time you don't want your audience who haven't seen the first 12 to feel like I've missed out on all of this and I'm not coming to see the 13th film. That's where and why we were lucky enough to get Aaron Guzikowski, who is an amazing writer and who saw a way to bridge those two audiences and make a way a movie where if you haven't seen a FRIDAY THE 13TH movie you know exactly what is going on and if you have seen one, you are going to be smiling the whole way through because there are nods to everything that you know but it is not imperative that you know those things to enjoy the film. We have made plenty of slasher movies and what excites us about this one is that our characters aren't just meat for Jason to butcher. These are real characters which will hopefully make the bond with the audience that much stronger because you really care about the people in this film."

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Platinum Dunes producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form continue doing their press rounds for the OUIJA sequel this week and have spoken some more about the FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise and why it has taken so long for Jason Voorhees to come back to the screen since the decent success of the 2009 reboot which they produced. It turns out much of it is finding the right angle for the material, and not doing it the way some had suggested such as the found footage approach. Fuller tells Collider:

"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. No, Jason is a POV movie. So, it was very hard to wrap our head around how you would do a Friday the 13th that was found footage, knowing that we really need the Jason perspective of watching. We didn't want to break the DNA of that.

We also battled: do we do a sequel to the original? Do we pick up where we left off with Jared and Amanda at the end of the movie? Somehow, that didn't find a home. So, its been eight years. 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."

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The upcoming film is currently casting with plans to start production in March in Conyers, Georgia. No cast has yet been announced, but the production is said to be seeking twins to play the twelve-year-old version of Jason. The shoot will take place just a few miles from where the sixth film in the old franchise, one of its most well-regarded, was shot.

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FRIDAY THE 13TH reboot cancelled: Paramount Pictures announced that the new FRIDAY THE 13TH movie had been removed from its schedule, which usually means a film is looking for a new release date, but The Hollywood Reporter says that's not the case here. The reboot has been completely shut down and is not happening anymore, at least not at Paramount.

With less than six weeks to go before filming was to have started, the studio pulled the plug on the film, which was going to open in theaters on October 13, 2017. According to the trade, production company Platinum Dunes and director Breck Eisner received word of the move earlier yesterday. Production was going to start mid-March.

The new film features a script by Prisoners and Contraband writer Aaron Guzikowski. Platinum Dunes' Brad Fuller previously spoke about where the script might take the beloved Jason Voorhees, saying:

"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. 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."

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I think that this series needs to be put to pasture permantely. I also heard there was a lawsuit, Victor Miller the writer of the first film is suing for the rights or something.

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Eddie the Head wrote:
I think that this series needs to be put to pasture permantely. I also heard there was a lawsuit, Victor Miller the writer of the first film is suing for the rights or something.


Yeah we dont need another one...

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HANNIBAL TV Series writer and producer Nick Antosca was working on a version of the script that came very close to production before eventually getting scrapped. While speaking to Bloody Disgusting web site this week, Antosca detailed what his FRIDAY THE 13TH movie would have been about. He confirms his work was still only a first draft, and he discussed what projects influenced his approach:

"The Paramount FRIDAY THE 13TH movies. Plus JAWS, a little bit. We just wanted to make a classic Jason movie, with kids at camp who get slaughtered, and great kills and some characters you actually enjoy hanging out with til they die.

David Bruckner and I talked about how to make a consistent Jason throughout our movie, but nod to the different Jasons. I prefer supernatural Jason, personally. And I loved the imagery of him under the water.

We just accepted from the beginning that we would have to pick and choose elements of the mythology to make a coherent one within one movie. It's obviously not consistent over the course of the franchise, but you have a lot to work with. We adjusted the timeline a bit to make sense."

Antosca also confirmed that the plan was to have the reboot take place in the 1980s. However Paramount underwent a regime change and Antosca left the project which was finally yanked altogether from the schedule earlier this year after the dismal failure of RINGS. Antosca explains why his take didn't make any progress:

"I know Platinum Dunes was ready to go, they were enthusiastic. I heard various things, Paramount changed their mind about the 80's setting, they wanted more mythology. Also, there was some corporate changeover in the ranks there, and the people who were in charge when I was hired were no longer there. The new folks may have wanted to put their own stamp on it. It happens. I was curious to see the version they did make, and I was disappointed when that fell apart too. It shouldn't be that hard to make a FRIDAY THE 13TH movie."

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