One of the longest running rumors about the upcoming second attempt to reboot the “Friday the 13th” film franchise has been that the movie would take the found footage approach in its story of teenagers being hacked to bits by Jason Voorhees.
Speaking with STYD, the film’s producer Brad Fuller confirmed that the idea was considered and has since been discarded:
“That was a road that we went down and tried to figure out. Ultimately, I think Michael [Bay], Andrew [Form] and I felt that we couldn’t figure that out, so we kind of jettisoned that whole notion and we had to start over. We’re in the latter phases of that starting over and hopefully we’re getting a script in the next month or two, and we’ll go back to Crystal Lake.
At the end of the day, those movies are so fantastic because Jason Voorhees is such a dynamic presence and people love to see him do what he does wel. We hope to put Jason in a situation where he’s able to do that again, and it doesn’t feel like you’re seeing the same thing over and over”
“Hannibal” co-producer Nick Antosca is penning the screenplay for this next “Friday the 13th” which is targeting a May 13th 2016 release. David Bruckner (“V/H/S”) will helm.