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 »
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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 »
If you really think about it, Jason Voorhees was incredibly creative. An artist of death. Though everyone always thought the little deformed boy who drowned in the lake had some sort of mental deficiency, if you look at his impressive body (or should I say “bodies”) of work, he truly had some evil genius in him. Anyone with anger issues can stab a person with a knife but only someone who is truly twisted can punch off a head or impale someone through the eye. And Jason came up with new and gross ways to kill time and time again.
Don’t believe that Jason was a genius? There’s a visual piece of evidence to back it up. It’s a comprehensive infographic by The National Post showing all of the people Jason Voorhees murdered from Friday the 13th Part 2 though Jason X as well as how he did it. Check out cornucopia of carnage after the break. Read More »
What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 32 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller has reappeared on Twitter over the weekend to offer a couple updates on future sequels of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. Find out what he said, after the jump.
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Last week Yahoo Movies published a few cool infographics comparing the most famous slasher movie villains: Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, and Freddy Krueger. Jason has “appeared” in thirteen films, Freddy was featured in nine films, and there were ten Halloween movies in total. So which one of these killers has the biggest bodycount? And which one of these horror franchises made the most at the box office? Hit the jump to find out.
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When I was on the set of Samuel Bayer’s remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, producers Andrew Form and Bradley Fuller were so very sure that a sequel to Friday the 13th would be their next project. That no longer seems to be the case.
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Dubai-based advertising agency Tonic were asked to communicate that Burger King stays open until the wee hours of the morning, and the resulting advertising features some of horror’s favorite villains.
Thomas and Kris came up with the following campaign showing the villains of the night that we know all to well, enjoying their favourite meal after a umm night out. The ads were shot in South Africa and Dubai by French photographer Ben Dauchez and retouched by Thomas himself. A job well done! The series comprises of four ads which will run in press and outdoor.
Above you can see Chucky from the Child’s Play movies. Check out some of the other ads in the campaign, featuring Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jason from Friday the 13th and Ghostface from Scream.
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