Today at the San Diego Comic-Con was the eagerly anticipated panel discussion for Platinum Dunes new FRIDAY THE 13TH movie, which opens Friday, February 13th, 2009. While it doesn’t seem there was too much new information revealed at the panel, we’ll give you some tid-bits and link you over to the horror sites that were there covering the event live. Below is a pic of the official teaser poster from SHOCK‘s site. To see the full image and read highlights from the panel, head over to SHOCK’s report HERE.
Here’s the gist of what every one is reporting:
– The film is meant to stand on it’s own with a definitive ending. It’s not intended to have a sequel, nor is it part of a trilogy, although they are open to doing a sequel.
– With that said, director Marcus Nispel did shoot multiple endings, so expect plenty of extra goodies for the DVD release.
– While this is not an origin movie, it does explore Jason’s childhood briefly and Mrs. Voorhees is in it. It apparently combines the best elements of FRIDAY THE 13TH’s 2 through 4.
– Jason’s … fast? And smarter then before?! Dread‘s trailer description says Jason "runs at a victim at an insane speed, which Creepy called “a freight train of terror”" Derek says, "The writers made him smart, instead of chasing people around; he sets people up. He’s a smart character and you have sympathy for him."
Check out the first look at Jason Voorhees at our previous news post HERE!
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The new FRIDAY THE 13TH directed by Marcus Nispel and written by Damian Shannon & Mark Swift (FREDDY VS JASON) stars Jared Padalecki (SUPERNATURAL), Derek Mears (HILLS HAVE EYES 2), Amanda Righetti, Danielle Panabaker, Travis Van Winkle, Aaron Yoo, Adam Finberg, Nick Mennell (ROB ZOMBIE’S HALLOWEEN), Jonathan Sadowski, Nana Visitor, Arlen Escarpeta, Ryan Hansen, Richard Burgi, Julianna Guill and Willa Ford. It hits theaters Friday, February 13th, 2009!