Back in November, we learned that Paramount and Platinum Dunes were in the early stages of developing a sequel to 2009’s Friday the 13th remake, which is set for release on March 13th, 2015. Though we know that it’s coming, and when it’s coming, what we don’t know is the general plot of the movie, or whether or not it will pick up directly after the events of the remake. Today, Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller offers up some insight.
In an exclusive interview with Crave Online, Fuller opened up about the sequel, revealing some very interesting things about the future of the franchise. In addition to confirming rumors that a found footage sequel is on the table, he also revealed that he’s not even sure if Jason Voorhees will be in the film. Say what?!?!
When asked if Derek Mears would be returning to play Jason, Fuller had this to say…
“I don’t know because I don’t know if we’re going to have Jason, I don’t know which Jason we’re going to have. I can tell you this: I love Derek Mears, I love working with him and he’s a dream so we’d be lucky to have him.”
Though it’s likely that the answer was just a reflection of the fact that a script hasn’t yet been found, and so Fuller truly does have no idea what the movie will be about, it’s an answer that you can’t help but be worried about. A Friday the 13th sequel, without Jason Voorhees? No thanks!
As far as the found footage possibility goes, Fuller said he’s aware that many fans of the franchise aren’t happy about such an idea, and that he won’t know whether or not the gimmick will be employed until a solid script comes across his table. “Now it’s a matter of getting a script that we all love, that we feel like we can execute in a great way,” he says. “I think for us it’s more about what the story is and what’s the best way to tell it. Until we figure out exactly what the story is for the next Friday the 13th movie, I can’t tell you what it’s going to be.”
The one thing to take away from the interview is that the studio is taking their time to develop a story that’s worth telling, which is always good news. Let’s just hope Jason is in it, and the shaky cams are not…