Platinum Dunes Friday the 13th Sequel is Now Officially 'Dead'
Right out of left field comes some disappointing news for all you Jason Vorhees fans. Bloody-Disgusting had their attention called to an exchange on Twitter between a fellow movie lover and Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller. When asked how the Friday the 13th sequel was coming along, Fuller simply said: "It is dead - not happening." Eager to follow-up on this surprising news, Bloody Disgusting contacted Fuller who confirmed, "Right now there is no movement on Friday 13th: Part 2." Some shocking news for a film that was supposed to be released in August this year, but now appears to be dead in the waters of Crystal Lake.
The sequel to the '09 Friday the 13th remake penned by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift was going to be shot in 3D and feature the return of Derek Mears as the new Jason Voorhees, but now who knows if we'll ever see a follow-up. Fuller followed up on Twitter that explaining the dead stop is a "long story" and: "It's not my call. I would drop everything and make it today if they wanted it." Halt on this production definitely seems strange considering the movie made $91 million worldwide on a $19 million budget, not to mention, Platinum Dunes other upcoming remake of Nightmare on Elm Street seems to be tracking very well so far.
As someone who isn't the biggest a fan of the horror genre, I actually had a really good time with the Friday the 13th remake and its horror cliches, but most of all, that 20 minute opening slasher sequence before the titles. Hopefully this sequel somehow gets back on track sooner than later. Anyone else disappointed?
Reader Feedback - 18 Comments
thank goodness... these should have died a long time ago
Antioch on Apr 22, 2010
tra la la la la di da on Apr 22, 2010
Man! Jason used to be my favourite serial/monster/killer...but the remake was so bad...don't know what to think...maybe it is a good news...actually it is...yeah!
Ambient on Apr 22, 2010
FUCK! I was just telling my friend about this sequel yesterday and how badass it should be just like the 1st one was! This is fuckin BS!
Peace Love & GaGa on Apr 22, 2010
Well it's a shame that a remake was made at all but now we can rejoice, now we just have to pray platinum dunes will crumble.
DiR3cT on Apr 22, 2010
As far as Hollywood studio productions, Platinum Dunes are keeping the horror genre alive. And that's a good thing in my opinion. More power to them.
Hellboy on Apr 22, 2010
I thought the remake was OK. I would've like to have seen this
Colt on Apr 22, 2010
They wont stop making these movies. It just wont be out as quick.
People's Champ on Apr 22, 2010
So disappointing. The remake was one of the best in the series. It tried to do nothing new and that's why I found it so entertaining. It just had fun and it showed. Too bad there won't be a sequel. Oh well, at least I get to see Jackie Earl Haley play one of my favorite villains. Let's just hope they're not dropping Part 2 to remake Leprechaun =P
Rops on Apr 22, 2010
it would be awesome if they remade leprechaun
Kmcannabis13 on Jan 6, 2011
Thank god...The remake was trash...It just made fun of itself....
Vince on Apr 22, 2010
They should have gone in a "serious" TCM03 approach with the remake - not in that parody-way they decided to go.
ryderup on Apr 22, 2010
The remake was awful, glad they put a stop to this.
Ben on Apr 22, 2010
again, just because a movie makes $91 million worldwide on a $19 million budge doesn't mean it's good. Hopefully this will start a trend.
wm on Apr 23, 2010
Awwwww. This sucks. I thought it was a really good F13 movie, and they don't make many of those.
Jon on Apr 23, 2010
NOOOO....All of you naysayers are out of your mind. The remake was solid and damn entertaining with quality, coherent gore lacking in todays horror movies. This is a damn shame.
Voice of Reason on Apr 23, 2010
how the hell can a story where the same shit keeps happening over and over be even remotely entertaining???? good riddance...maybe now they will spend that money on a GOOD film...
spanky on Apr 23, 2010
The only thing good about the first one was the copious nudity
Linkfx on Apr 25, 2010
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