Producer Brad Fuller gives another update of the latest ‘Friday the 13th’


We’ve had updates and more updates, yet still the latest Friday the 13th movie has yet to begin production. This is becoming very frustrating!

Anyway, in an interview with ShockTillYouDrop, producer Brad Fuller explained a bit about the hold up, and also touched on the rumours that the new film would be found footage:

I could just say that for a long time we were stalled,” Fuller said. “I think you guys reported that the movie was going to be a found footage movie and that was a road that we went down and tried to figure out. Ultimately, I think Michael, Drew and I felt that we couldn’t figure that out, so we kind of jettisoned that whole notion and we had to start over. We’re in the latter phases of that starting over and hopefully we’re getting a script in the next month or two, and we’ll go back to Crystal Lake.”

Fuller continued to talk about the found footage idea, and what it means for the film now:

“Listen, there was an outpouring of negative sentiment when it was revealed that Friday the 13th might have been a found footage movie. That was very clear to us that there was not a groundswell of support for that. That had tremendous amount of impact on us and only substantiated our concern about doing it as a found footage movie. Ultimately, the fact that the movie’s been delayed for a long time might be a good thing, because now the movie’s not going to be found footage.”

Finally, he spoke about Jason himself:

“At the end of the day, those movies are so fantastic because Jason Voorhees is such a dynamic presence and people love to see him do what he does well. We hope to put Jason in a situation where he’s able to do that again and it doesn’t feel like you’re seeing the same thing over and over.”

Nick Antosca (who has produced episodes for the Hannibal TV series) is now signed on the write the latest gruesome tale of Jason Vorhees. Antosca has previously written for Teen Wolf, Last Resort and Believe.

David Bruckner (The Signal, VHS) is directing, and the film is said to not just feature Jason Vorhees, but also his Mother. Reports have suggested that relationships between Jason and his Mother have become very problematic. It has also been confirmed that the film will be R-rated (naturally).

Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller of Platinum Dunes are producing.

About Matt Wavish 10001 Articles
A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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