There’s been plenty of talk about the new Friday the 13th movie, but not a lot of action yet. We have heard talk of Jason’s Mother making an appearance, and also talk of the film containing sex mad teens who will be at camp, and become perfect targets for another Jason killing spree.
And speaking of which, the producers have confirmed they are aiming for an R-rating for the film.
It has also been said that David Bruckner (VHS), The Signal) will be directing, and he was hired almost a year ago.
Now comes some even more interesting news a Platinum Dunes producers Brad Fuller has revealed some more details on the direction they may be taking with the film. It turns out that the new Friday the 13th film could be looking into why Jason refuses to stay dead, and will possibly look at the supernatural aspect of Jason’s immortality.
“There’s always been this supernatural aspect to these movie,” Fuller tells Esquire. “It defies logic that you see Jason get killed in every movie, including ours, the 2009 one. And then he comes back, and no one’s ever really investigated what that is. So that’s something that I think about a little bit. Like it is supernatural, but what is he? Those are the things that we’re toying with. Nothing has been decided. But those type of things: How does he always come back?”
If someone noticed, could Friday the 13th earn its own Dr. Loomis, the Halloween series’ in-the-know psychologist? Fuller approves of the comparison. “Those are the things that we’re asking ourselves. And we’ll see what comes of it.”
Fuller also spoke of director David Bruckner planting the seed n his head for the idea:
“You can talk to [him] about a scene that’s happening on page 18, and [he] can tell you what the ramifications are on page 82. The way he spoke about the movie was brilliant. His segment of V/H/S was so scary and unsettling and felt very real. So often you see characters do things, and you just roll your eyes and say, ‘How could they be so stupid?’ And in that movie I didn’t feel that one bit. That dread is a very hard thing, a very hard emotion to convey on film, and he did it so well. That spoke volumes to us.”
“People traditionally want to understand exactly how and why things happen, and yet, something so odd happens at the end of these movies, and no one seems to question it. So people come to the movie with the expectation that the real villain will be killed and come back. And yet, we never toyed with that notion.”