There was recently a secret "test screening" of Platinum Dunes FRIDAY THE 13TH remake in Long Beach, CA and a poster on the FRIDAY THE 13TH COMMUNITY boards revealed some surprising news. Apparently Mrs. Voorhess (played by DEEP SPACE NINE’s Nana Visitor) is no where to be found in the movie. Bloody-Disgusting is reporting that young Jason Voorhees (played by Caleb Guss) is also absent from the current cut of the film. So did the filmmakers decide to bypass Jason’s backstory in the new film? Or is it simply told by the characters, camp-fire style? Keep in mind the film is months away from release and these scenes may be re-instated. If not, we can rest assured they’ll inevitably end up on the DVD release.
The new FRIDAY THE 13TH directed by Marcus Nispel and written by Damian Shannon & Mark Swift (FREDDY VS JASON) was produced by Platinum Dunes Andrew Form and Brad Fuller and 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!