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]
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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 »
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 »
These days action figures look too good. They’re all 3D scanned with multiple points of articulation, tons of accessories and beautiful packaging. That wasn’t always the case. In the Eighties, you got a basic likeness that barely looked like the character, four points of articulation and a simple card with plastic bubble. That was it. Kenner style.
ReAction Figures is bringing that back. They’ll soon release classic Eighties carded figures from properties that never got that treatment. Movies and shows like Back to the Future, The Goonies, Pulp Fiction, Firefly, The Terminator, Friday the 13th, Predator, The Rocketeer, Escape from New York and many more. They’re available for pre-order now on Entertainment Earth and you can check out some images below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 by Angie Han
When we first reported on the Naked Gun reboot, we wrote that star Ed Helms was “the new Leslie Nielsen.” As it turns out, that’s not quite accurate. Hit the jump to find out the relation between Helms’ character and Nielsen’s. Also:
- The Tekken prequel gets a title and a star
- Brad Fuller offers plot details on The Purge 2
- … and hints at a Jason-free Friday the 13th…
- … and shuts down those TMNT alien rumors
- Kimberly Peirce doesn’t want more Carrie movies
- Ron Howard confirms Chris Pratt for Jurassic World
- Watch the A Haunted House 2 trailer at your own risk
- HBO is already working on the Normal Heart sequel
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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 »
When the reboot of Friday the 13th made $40 million on its opening weekend in 2009, a sequel seemed inevitable. The film only cost $20 million and the franchise has been known to spit out a follow-up or ten. But four years have passed and there’s been very little movement. In 2010, the producers all but declared the sequel dead. Then, this past Summer, Paramount regained full rights to the film on the condition a sequel get made in the next five years. So the clock is ticking.
Now, horror journalist Ryan Turek of Shock Till You Drop reports producers are indeed fielding pitches from writers for a new Friday the 13th. The catch is, they’re asking for a “found footage” take on the material. Read More »
Almost like a kid trading baseball cards, Warner Bros. reportedly swapped Jason Voorhees and Eric Cartman for Christopher Nolan. Nolan’s next film, Interstellar, is set up at Paramount Pictures and will be co-produced by Warner Bros. Some insiders wondered how the rival studios came to an agreement over this massive movie and now, The Hollywood Reporter has the answer. Warner Bros. had to relinquish partial rights they held to a new Friday the 13th sequel, as well as a second South Park movie, to Paramount in order to get a piece of Nolan’s November 2014 sci-fi film.
The one catch is Paramount would have to make those sequels in the next five years or Warners gets their stake back. Read More »
Michael Myers, Leatherface, Freddy, Jason: these are a few of the iconic names in horror. Each has had numerous films made with their violent exploits as a centerpiece and they’ve all been subjected to re-imaginings for a newer generation. The true fans, however, will always be the ones who love those characters from their original films. In recent years, thanks in large part to those remakes, people have begun to look back at the legacy and cultural significance of these characters.
One of the best examples is the epic four-hour documentary, Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, which was released in 2010 and detailed every single movie in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. The film is almost staggeringly comprehensive and a must-see for Freddy fans. Now the makers of that film, director Daniel Farrands and producer Thommy Hutson, are going to tackle Jason in a similar manner.
Last week in Los Angeles, they began filming Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th, based on the book of the same name by Peter M. Bracke. Read the full details after the jump. Read More »