Last we heard on Paramount’s new Friday the 13th movie, David Bruckner (VHS. The Signal) was in talks to come onboard as director, and the film was due for a US release on Friday March 13th 2015.
There has been a slight change to the schedule, and the Friday the 13th rebbot/ sequel (whatever you want to call it) will now slash into US cinemas on November 13th 2015, and this will still be a Friday (hurrah!).
The film has switched places with Paramount’s other 2015 horror, Scouts vs Zombies, which will arrive now on March 13th 2015.
David Bruckner, director of the awesome VHS segment Amateur Night (“I like you”) and also the superb low budget horror The Signal, is yet to confirm if he will direct the reboot for Paramount and Platinum Dunes.
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.