We’ve been talking about the Friday the 13th reboot since it was announced quite some time ago, and while we have revealed possible plot details, producers and all that stuff, we now have some concrete news on who might be directing the film, and it is good news!
David Bruckner, director of the awesome VHS segment Amateur Night (“I like you”) and also the superb low budget horror The Signal, is in talks to helm the reboot for Paramount and Platinum Dunes. The Wrap broke the news.
Should Bruckner take the job, then the Friday the 13th reboot is in very good hands indeed, and all that it needs is a good enough story to keep fans interested.
There have been rumours of the reboot heading down the found footage angle, but last I heard that was not going to happen, which is a shame because I thought that might be a cool gimmick. However, with Bruckner possibly directing, and after his superb segment for the found footage horror anthology VHS, maybe the handheld camera idea may surface again?
Brad Fuller gave an update on Friday the 13th earlier this year, and when asked about the found footage idea, he neither confirmed or denied it. Here is what he told Crave Online:
Crave: Is found footage the angle you’re trying to take?
Fuller: It’s something that we’re looking at, yeah. I never know because it depends on the story and what the story is. It’s been reported, that’s something that we’re looking into but I can’t tell you definitively that that’s what the movie is.
Why do you think so many Friday the 13th fans are against the idea of combining it with found footage?
Well, I can understand that. The Purge was a little bit of a found footage movie. We have a movie called Welcome to Yesterday that’s a found footage movie. I’m well acquainted with some very loud members of the audience who hate found footage and I understand that. I think for us it’s more about what the story is and what’s the best way to tell it. Until we figure out exactly what the story is for the next Friday the 13th movie, I can’t tell you what it’s going to be.
Paramount have set a date for the return of Jason Vorhees, and that date will be March 13th 2015, which just so happens to be Friday the 13th!