Although A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET will be Brad Fuller, Andrew Form & Michael Bay’s next Platinum Dunes project, the producers are optimistic & hopeful to do another FRIDAY THE 13TH movie. Fuller & Form told Shock Till You Drop, "I pray that there’s a sequel to Friday the 13th. We want to go back to Crystal Lake. We love that character. We’re talking about a screenplay and stuff. I don’t know. I don’t know what we’ll do. Elm Street is our focus right now." Judging from the trailers, the new FRIDAY looks like a lot of fun, so I’m game for FRIDAY THE 13TH 2. (Read more in the original SHOCK post HERE!)
Also, early test screenings initially reported that Mrs. Voorhees (played by Nana Visitor) and little Jason Voorhees (Caleb Guss) were absent from the final film. (Despite hearing Mrs. Voorhees voice-over in the trailers.) Apparently not the case. Producer Brad Fuller told SHOCK, "Mama Voorhees is in the movie. Little Jason is in the movie. There was a time they were not in the movie, we were having problems with a scene. We figured it out, and now they’re in. We enhanced two deaths after the test screening. When we watched them with an audience, we were not getting the reaction we wanted so we made them better." More on that HERE!
Searching for his missing sister, Clay heads up to the eerie woods of legendary Crystal Lake where he stumbles on the creaky remains of rotting old cabins that lie in wait behind moss-covered trees. And that’s not the only thing hiding under the brush. Against the advice of police and cautions from the locals, Clay pursues what few leads he has with the help of a young woman he meets among a group of college kids up for an all-thrills weekend. But they are about to find much more than they bargained for. Little do they know, they’ve entered the domain of one of the most terrifying specters in American film history – the infamous killer who haunts Crystal Lake armed with a razor-sharp machete…Jason Voorhees.
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 (RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL), 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!