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!
One funny thing I noticed about this reboot while watching: They never actually say Vorhees in it. Anyone else notice?
TCox on Feb 27, 2009
This movie was awesome, and exactly what the horror genre needs today: a GOOD horror flick. Hopefully they wont run this revived franchise into the ground so fast, but if its anything like the recent release, I'll be there cash in hand ready to support it. Fuck yeah. 'Just hope they dont attach a shit director and a frenetic editor to botch it with....fingers crossed.
Voice of Reason on Feb 27, 2009
I can't wait to see what Jason the engineer builds next. I mean did you see that system of underground tunnels and lights he constructed?
Tim C on Feb 27, 2009
I heard nothing but crap about this movie. Just because people spent money on it doesn't money it was good. That happens a lot and then they make sequels because people spent money on it and realize too late, it was all hype and the second one crashes. I hope that happens.
wassssssuuuuuupppppppp on Feb 27, 2009
I cannot believe your calling this pos 'awesome'. Jesus... Good horror flick? Are you kiddin me? Watch the Exorcist, Omen or Carpenters The thing and Halloween but this?? Of course it makes a shit load of money and sends the wrong message to the studios.. "yes we are dumb so we love this lame ass reboot shit. Please give us more of shit." Unbelievable...
sd on Feb 27, 2009
The movie was fun but not very good. This surprises me that it got a sequel so easily, espically with it's second weekend box office dropping more than 80 PERCENT!!!!! That is a huge drop and when you look at the list of biggest second weekend drops, a movie that made such a big opening weekend is not even on the list. If there is a sequel try to have some more LIKABLE characters and scares as well.There are only so many pan arounds to Jason that can be frightening.
Ryan on Feb 27, 2009
What's the deal with ragging on "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" prequel? It was a cool pic. 'Friday' was too, but it was more of the same as the original series.
Pickle on Feb 27, 2009
"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, got a sequel/prequel even though it wasn't half as good as this" Excuse me? TCM03 was a good movie in its own right, F13th09 was just a nostalgic event-flick combining all the bad things about the filmseries into one film. A rollercoasterride that wasn't exciting or scary, just dumb and badly executed. TCM03 holds up, it was disturbing, serious and solid. The prequal worked quite well too. F13th09 was a BAD film.
Ryderup on Feb 27, 2009
WTF??? its the same old sh*t over and over....he comes and hacks people to pieces and you just cant kill him...whats the point? you hit it square on #5....
moldybread on Feb 28, 2009
LOL omg #3, that was the funniest things i've seen on here in ages.
kLuk on Mar 1, 2009
As long as they keep the budget at $20 million or under Jason films should keep coming chuck
entertainmenttodayandbeyond.com on Mar 2, 2009
This movie wasn't the least bit creative for you to say it's even remotely entertaining! Between the stupid chinese kid offering Jason the hockey stick and them stereotyping a black guy the entire movie how were the characters even fun to watch die? Then theres that scene where jason grabs the girl and covers her mouth. You think just maybe Jason will kill her with something other then a sharp object to go through her but then naw... he randomly picks her up and puts her body on antlers.... The movie was the biggest snore fest I've seen in a while. Im as excited for a sequel as I was at the end of street fighter when Gen mentioned Ryu in a part 2. If I have to sit through another one of those pieces of shit for them to destroy classics that I grew up on I'd rather slit my wrists and be done with it
RJimenez on Mar 2, 2009
this movie is so fucking gay how do you people watch this stupid shit!!?? Its all fake
stephanie on Mar 28, 2009
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