At the tail end of last week we learned some exciting tidbits about the next installment in the ever-enduring Friday the 13th franchise, namely that it won’t be a sequel to the remake or another remake, and that it’s likely going to be set in the 1980s. So far so good, if you’re asking me, and we kick this week off with another batch of good news about the film!
In another interview with Brazilian website Omelete, Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller spilled some more beans about Jason Voorhees’ next cinematic outing, indicating that the 80s setting will give writers the chance to explore the relationship between the big guy and his mother, perhaps more than any other film in the franchise has.
“We wanted to redeem the whole mood of the decade…Sex, drugs, always beautiful people dying; these things do not change,” noted Fuller. “And we can develop a more problematic relationship with the mother.”
Many fans were disappointed that 2009’s Friday the 13th remake only saw a brief glimpse of Mrs. Voorhees, over the opening credits, so it sounds like Platinum Dunes is looking to remedy that with this brand new take on the beloved series. Of course, there’s no way of knowing exactly what Fuller means by ‘problematic relationship,’ though my interest is certainly piqued.
In this new interview, Fuller also spoke about the film’s rating, indicating that much blood will once again be spilled across Camp Crystal Lake.
“There is no PG-13 version in the world of Jason Voorhees,” he confirmed, echoing the sentiments of us fans.
If you’re asking me, it sounds like Platinum Dunes is on the right path with this ‘reboot,’ as everything so far sounds like music to my ears. Mostly, I just want to see Jason kill people again, so I’m admittedly easy to please.