Brad Fuller, one half of the producing team behind one of Hollywood's key remake machines, Platinum Dunes, recently sat down with Crave Online for an interview in which he touched on the future of the FRIDAY THE 13th and NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchises, and what he revealed may be a surprise to many fans.
A few months back we reported that Paramount is releasing the next chapter in the long-running FRIDAY THE 13th series on March 13, 2015 and there has been much talk about potentially doing the film in the found footage format, which has many fans worried. Even more worrisome? Fuller doesn't even know if Jason Voorhee's will be in the film! WTF?
When asked about the potential to have Derek Mears, who played the hockey masked madman in Platinum Dunes' 2009 reboot, return to the iconic role, Fuller responded...
“Again, 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.”
Fuller went on to mention that they’re not yet 100% locked on the script or the found footage direction, stating...
“Now it’s a matter of getting a script that we all love, that we feel like we can execute in a great way. That’s always the battle, isn’t it?”
(On the found footage angle) “It’s something that we’re looking at, yeah. I never know because it depends on the story and what the story is. It’s been reported, that’s something that we’re looking into but I can’t tell you definitively that that’s what the movie is… I’m well acquainted with some very loud members of the audience who hate found footage and I understand that. 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.”
And what of a sequel to Platinum Dunes' 2010 reboot of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET? Fuller states that New Line and Warner Brothers haven’t been in touch.
“In terms of pure box office, I think that’s our highest grossing film worldwide. I’d love to do another one but I feel that way about all of our films. We don’t jump into these films unless we actually loved the characters or the story. I’d love to make Freddy Krueger movies every couple years. It’d be fantastic.”