Aint It Cool News scored some killer interviews with producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, as well as the new Jason Voorhees Derek Mears to talk all about the new FRIDAY THE 13TH! These interviews were conducted shortly after the teaser footage was debuted for the Comic-Con audience to much fan-boy approval. Here’s some choice quotes from the articles:
Brad Fuller: What made the movie interesting for us to make is that Jason Voorhees is one of the most iconic killers to ever be put on film. And what made him interesting is that he’s methodical and unstoppable. Having said that, anything that goes away from that and makes it feel unrealistic… we wanted to move as far away from that as possible. For us, this is a guy who lives in the forest and eats what he kills. He’s in shape because he lives in the forest; he’s not lumbering around because he has to trap. That, to us, made him a more effective killer. So in our movie, as you saw from the piece we showed today… Jason is fast. He runs fast. He’s athletic. He can move.
Derek Mears: What’s interesting about the kills in this film is that they derive from the character. They’re intelligent. He’ll actually set people up, rather than… "Wow, there’s a giant sandpaper machine in the middle of the woods! I wonder if I’ll see that again!" In our film, it’s things that you just kind of pass by, and then you’re like, "Holy shit! He put that there on purpose because… and now he’s going to… Ohhhhhh!!!" As a fan, that’s what I got from reading the script. It really plays on the horror fan’s intelligence, rather than have a guy walking around and slash! Where’s the next guy? Hiding in the closet? Slash! You actually see the method and thought process of what’s going on. You set people up. I really dig that.
Brad Fuller: For us, it was just about making him as scary and imposing as possible. It was about making sure that we had the mask right and the machete right. Also, that there was a variety in the amount of kills: how we do them, how much blood there is, and making sure that they’re not repetitive.
Read the complete interview with FRIDAY THE 13TH producers Brad Fuller & Andrew Form HERE!
Read the complete interview with FRIDAY THE 13TH‘s new Jason Voorhees, Derek Mears HERE!
Click HERE to read our previous news post about the launch of the official FRIDAY THE 13TH website!
And for a laugh, check out Dave Neabore’s short film JASON HURTS right HERE!
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!