Comic-Con 08: Friday the 13th Poster and Trailer Debut
We've been talking about the upcoming Friday the 13th remake for quite a while but have only recently begun to see the first photos of the new Camp Crystal Lake and its resident serial killer Jason Voorhees. I decided to catch the panel on Sunday afternoon at Comic-Con for the remake just to check out any new footage that they were showing and damn, was I in for a treat. I've never counted myself amongst the Friday the 13th fans, but after watching the trailer they put together for Comic-Con, I'll genuinely admitted that I'm pumped as hell. The way the trailer ends should leave any appreciative horror fan completely riled up for this remake. Not only do we got an early look at the previously mentioned trailer, but we've got the first high resolution look at the teaser poster straight from Comic-Con below.
Although it wasn't necessarily a full house in Ballroom 20 on Sunday, the crowds were energetic and loud enough to earn the trailer a second viewing - a rare feat at Comic-Con. Additionally, the new teaser poster seen below courtesy of IGN also debuted during the panel. They've said it before, but the producer's reiterated again that this Friday the 13th is a stand alone film, not designed to setup sequels in any fashion, but of course continuable if its successful next February. However, I don't think my words speak any louder than Jason's machete, so we'll let you enjoy this leaked version of the Comic-Con trailer below. I don't normally mentioned leaked trailers, but I thought this time it might be worth checking out.
I absolutely love the shot at the end of the girl on the ground and Jason running up at full speed about to hack the crap out of her. When you watch this in full high resolution, that scene is intense as hell! It's not just a "wimpy" little Jason like the very first 1980 Friday the 13th, this guy is hardcore! He moves fast, swings hard, and has no remorse, just like Jason should. True fans should wait to give this a real opinion until the see the trailer in high resolution and not just from a cellphone bootleg. It honestly looked great and I can't wait to see an actual trailer in theaters as well. Hopefully this will start converting fans!
Friday the 13th is directed by ex-music video director Marcus Nispel, of 2003's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Pathfinder previously. The screenplay for this reboot was penned by writing partners Damian Shannon and Mark Swift of Freddy vs Jason previously. Although this Friday the 13th is not a sequel, it is technically the 11th film in the franchise and follows Jason's last apperance in Freddy vs Jason in 2003. Friday the 13th is currently set to open on Friday, February 13th, 2009.