Earlier in the week Chris confirmed exclusively that Platinum Dunes was still working on making the upcoming Friday the 13th as a point of view horror film. Our collective heads all exploded upon reading the news.
Brad Full has confirmed what Chris wrote in his article during a recent interview with Crave. In the same interview Brad Fuller also made another shocking claim about the new Friday the 13th movie. Brad Fuller announced that Friday the 13th wont even HAVE Jason in it. Umm wtf? Spoiler alert?
When asked whether Derek Mears or somebody else would play Jason he replied quote;
“I don’t know, because I don’t know if we’re going to have Jason.
Sorry what? Come again? Probably knowing that this comment would make our heads explode he followed it up with;
I don’t know which Jason we’re going to have. I can tell you this: I love Derek Mears, I love working with him and he’s a dream so we’d be lucky to have him.”
Anyone else starting to get the feeling that this wont end well? About the only way I can see them doing this without Jason would be to have the point of view be from Jasons ala Maniac.
Larry Brown a long time reader of our site points out that we shouldn’t be to quick to attack the new direction that Brad Fuller is taking the Friday the 13th movie. Larry writes to remind us;
…the first Friday the 13th didn’t have Jason in the way most people see him.
So Brad Fuller could actually be trying to go back to the roots of the franchise? Reader Shawn Payer has his own take on the new film writing;
the news just keeps getting worse….So are they going to do the “Mrs.Voorhees” found footage remake where you don’t actually see her until the end? I really hope the movie surpasses my expectations, It should because my expectations for it are zero.
Thoughts? Does Season of The Witch come to mind? I for one think this idea is not what fans of the franchise want but that is mainly because I dont think fans want the franchise made any worse. At least it’s not a found footage movie!