Is hockey masked killer Jason Voorhees skipping out on the next “Friday the 13th”? At last report, Paramount and Platinum Dunes are considering a found footage format for the next movie in the franchise.
Platinum Dunes’ Brad Fuller appeared at the Television Critics Association Press Tour this past week where he was asked by Crave Online if actor Derek Mears, who played Jason in the 2009 reboot, will return for the next film. The answer was surprising:
“I don’t know because I don’t know if we’re going to have Jason. I don’t know which Jason we’re going to have. I can tell you this: I love Derek Mears, I love working with him and he’s a dream so we’d be lucky to have him.
I think if we’re going to go for a Jason Voorhees we would go with Derek [rather than Kane Hodder]. He’s our guy. Now it’s a matter of getting a script that we all love, that we feel like we can execute in a great way. That’s always the battle, isn’t it?”
Fuller confirms they are looking at a found footage format for the next film, but “I can’t tell you definitively that that’s what the movie is”. He goes on to say:
“I’m well acquainted with some very loud members of the audience who hate found footage and I understand that. I think for us it’s more about what the story is and what’s the best way to tell it. Until we figure out exactly what the story is for the next Friday the 13th movie, I can’t tell you what it’s going to be.”