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Second 'Friday the 13th' Reboot Eyes 'V/H/S' Director David Bruckner

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April 15, 2014
Source: The Wrap

Friday the 13th

Just before Thanksgiving last year, we learned that Platinum Dunes decided to try out another reboot of Friday the 13th with Paramount Pictures already staking out a release date on March 13th, 2015, which just so happens to be a Friday. Now the project is rounding up some talent to make it happen, and it gives us some semblance of hope for a horror film that already had a reboot as recent as 2009. Apparently it wasn't good enough to just keep the franchise going from there, and now The Wrap reports David Bruckner, who directed the segment "Amateur Night" in the horror anthology V/H/S is being eyed to direct the new film.

If you haven't checked out V/H/S, it's available to stream on Netflix Instant right now, and it's definitely worth your time. Bruckner's segment focused on some college kids who use some camera eyeglasses as a way to record their encounters with drunken girls that they lure back to their hotel room. But the trio of friends finds themselves in over their head when the girl they bring home has more than a few odd quirks, including a penetrating stare, and more secrets lurking behind her large eyes. It's pretty freaky.

While we're not necessarily psyched about yet another horror franchise reboot, maybe Bruckner can bring some style to the proceedings. There's also been rumblings that a Friday the 13th reboot would take the found footage approach, so maybe that's why Bruckner has been hired. Either way, it's not clear just how the mythology of the extensive Friday the 13th legacy and hockey-masked killer Jason Vorhees will be used this time, but likely a bunch of teens will die from the end of his machete, and that's all that matters. Well?

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  • Cocaino Weaver
    Found footage Friday The 13th....*Flips Table*. I am not normally all in for horror reboots, but sometimes you can do it right (Example Evil Dead). And sometimes you can do it wrong....like the route this reboot is going.
  • Rock n Rollllll
    This cannot be revived. This was great horror in the 80s. People are too brainwashed to think that horror movies can only be about paranormal and cult bullshit.
  • Chris Groves
    I really hope they don't go the 'found footage' route. I think it's ill-suited for the franchise.
  • lshannel
    i really enjoyed the most recent Friday the 13th. i thought it was fun. hopefully this next one isn't terrible.
  • grimjob
    A reboot of a reboot. Dear god.
  • SkyNet300
    I swear if they make this "found footage" I'm gonna lose my shit!
  • SkyNet300
    Why another reboot?! Just continue where the last film left off! After all it was a big hit when it came out.
  • cuckoozey
    The date on this article says April 15, but I'm guessing it was meant for the 1st?
  • RobotProphet
    I really liked the first reboot so I'm really interested in what they can bring to the table next.

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