Not a Prequel but a Friday the 13th Redux?deadmanwalkin
Well sock me sideways. As we first reported here, we've learned that New Line Cinema is currently moving forward with their new FRIDAY THE 13TH film... which by all indications was looking like an "origin" film. Now in a recent Fango article in which they talked with Sean S. Cunningham (series creator and director of the original FRIDAY THE 13TH) it was mentioned that this new film is not an "origin" film, but actually a remake of the original. "Sock me sideways" again.
As for the new film, Sean does confirm that New Line is "aggressively pursuing a new film," but at this point, he's not currently involved with this new film and has not been asked to direct. Also, it has also been mentioned that with the FRIDAY THE 13TH redux film it will "substantially expand on his character (Jason Voorhees) and backstory." New Line is still eyeing a release date of October 13, 2006 for this film.. so we definitely will be keeping an eye on this one and see how it develops.