Friday the 13th TV series

Last year producers were in development on a Friday the 13th TV series that sounded very The CW-ready and pretty dumb, with a plan to explore Jason Voorhees’ in different time periods, and revelations about “his wacky family.”

That version of the series appears to have quietly died off, but now there’s a new Friday the 13th TV development. This one is actually headed for The CW. The new version features a different creative team, with the first script(s) coming from Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle, who created the 1996 NBC series The Pretender. Read More »

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Friday the 13th screenwriter

The next Friday the 13th film will shoot later this year, and is already set for a May 2016 release. But there’s still work to be done on the script before the shoot date arrives, and now Hannibal writer Nick Antosca will take a crack at the return of Jason Voorhees. Read More »

Friday the 13th sequel

Today is Friday the 13th and you’re probably seen images of Jason Voorhees, the killer at the center of the crazy successful Friday the 13th franchise, all over social media. The last film in the series was released in 2009 and a sequel has been in works since then. It was originally supposed to come out early this year, and is now set for May 13, 2016.

However, in that time we’ve heard very little concrete information on the film. We know Paramount will distribute. We know Platinum Dunes will produce and David Bruckner will direct. After that, the speculation has run rampant: will the next Friday the 13th sequel will once again reboot the franchise? Will it be found footage film? How will it use Jason?

Brad Fuller, one of the heads of Platinum Dunes, sat down with Esquire Magazine to offer some big updates on the franchise. The biggest being an interesting potential twist for the story, but also the assertion that it won’t be found-footage. (Which will hopefully put that one rumor to bed for good.) Read the Friday the 13th sequel update below. Read More »

friday the 13th reboot

Briefly: Jason Voorhees fans out there are still getting their new film, it’s just going to take a bit longer. Paramount Pictures just altered its release schedule a bit, moving the Friday the 13th reboot from the previously announced March 13, 2015 to November 13, 2015. David Bruckner is rumored to direct the film. (And yes, November 13 2015 is a Friday, which is probably why the film is being released then, rather than a few weeks earlier to land for Halloween.)

Sliding into the previously vacated March spot is the now filming horror film Scouts vs. Zombies from Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones director Christopher Landon. The plot of that film is implicit in the title. [ERC Box Office]

new Friday the 13th TV series

Jason Voorhees isn’t just getting a new movie; he’s getting a TV series, too. While there was a Friday the 13th TV series in the ’80s, that show didn’t feature Jason. Instead it was about a group of people seeking to find and preserve magical artifacts — like a haunted Antiques Roadshow. (David Cronenberg even directed an episode!) This new Friday the 13th TV series, however, will be oriented squarely around Crystal Lake, the people who live there, and Jason. Oh, and Jason’s “wacky” family. Read More »

Friday the 13th David Bruckner

Paramount seems to have chosen the next man to line up victims for Jason Voorhees. David Bruckner, co-director of The Signal from 2007, and director of the first segment in V/H/S, is now in talks to direct another Friday the 13th reboot. The question is: what kind of Friday the 13th will this be? Read More »

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Friday The 13th

You may remember that Warner Bros. and Paramount did a little horse trading earlier this year, with Paramount giving up some Interstellar rights to Warner Bros. in return for the rights to South Park and, more importantly at the moment, Friday the 13th, which are now all in the hands of Paramount, rather than being controlled in part by New Line.

So there’s a new film in development — the thirteenth in the series  — with, reportedly, a found-footage angle. Sadly the work on FFF13 (found-footage Friday the 13th) didn’t kick into gear in time to release the movie in 2013. While we should have spent October of this year posting the last trailers and images for the film, it doesn’t even exist yet.

If the new film couldn’t hit in 2013, then how about on a real Friday the 13th? Read More »