First Look: The New Friday the 13th Jason Mask
How wonderfully perfect! In honor of today actually being Friday the 13th (of June), MTV has officially debuted the very first look at the new mask in the upcoming Friday the 13th reboot. You may have read a bit about our set visit that we did last week, but at the time we didn't have any images to go along with it. Now here is a video that shows you the first look at the mask as well as what the feeling of this reboot will be like. Freaky? Most definitely, but nothing compares to actually being on set and standing next to an in-costume machete-wielding Jason Voorhees. I hope this is your first of many opportunities to begin to get excited for what's set to arrive in theaters next February.
Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes production company is relaunching the "Friday the 13th" series, much as they recently did with "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," mixing the first several films with brand-new elements to once again resurrect Jason (this time, thankfully, without the help of a lightning bolt).
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.