Platinum Dunes Bringing Us Even More Friday the 13th
by Alex Billington
February 27, 2009
I haven't read every last comment in our Sound Off post for Friday the 13th, but it sounds like most people seemed to enjoy it. Plus, a solid $57 million at the box office speaks louder than any fans ever will. According to the Hollywood Reporter, it looks like Platinum Dunes is moving forward with another Friday the 13th sequel. But come on, did anyone think they wouldn't eventually make one? Even their first big reboot, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, got a sequel/prequel even though it wasn't half as good as this. But anyway, staying on topic, if there's any horror franchise I could see more of, it's Friday the 13th.
Writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, who penned this reboot, are already hard at work writing the sequel. Although director Marcus Nispel is not expected to return. But here's where things get a bit confusing. This sequel is being called more of a follow-up and not a sequel, because it's "expected to use elements of the original franchise more as a jumping-off point than as a template." I'm not sure what that means, exactly, because I thought that's already what we saw this first time. As they go on to say, this new Friday the 13th already featured elements from numerous movies in the original franchise anyway.
For now, I'm just going to say we'll wait to hear more details. Although I already know I'm going to be supporting this, because as I said, I want to see more Jason Voorhees carnage. Bring on the violence!