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11.14.2007
Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes shingle continue to suck the 70’s and 80’s dry of their horror movies in the name of the remake. The long-in-gestation FRIDAY THE 13TH remake has nabbed itself a director, and as a shock to all of us, it isn’t Michel Gondry, like we all anticipated. Rather, it’s the inexplicable choice of Marcus Nispel, who directed the 2003 TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE remake, and went on to direct the Viking should've been-direct-to-DVD film PATHFINDER. The deal isn’t finalized yet (Ed. note: Hollywood Reporter says they're in final negotiations), but based on the noise frequency online, it’s all but set. Shooting is set for this winter. Am I crazy, or did I hear that this film would skip the Mrs. Voorhees and plot and go right into Jason as the killer, because that’s what people want to see, isn’t it?

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Extra Tidbit: The script of the original was written by Victor Miller, who went on to write for several soap operas, including One Life To Live and Guiding Light.

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1:29PM on 11/18/2007
This movie shouldn't be a remake, but another chapter in the franchise. The movies that they are choosing to remake now a days are hard to beat-an they usually turn out to be worse than the original. I love this series, and it would make sense to have 13 totally different movies, as was intended.
This movie shouldn't be a remake, but another chapter in the franchise. The movies that they are choosing to remake now a days are hard to beat-an they usually turn out to be worse than the original. I love this series, and it would make sense to have 13 totally different movies, as was intended.
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3:14PM on 11/17/2007
Gus Van Sant shot the movie Psycho verbatim, thats stupid. I see remakes as more of an homage and less like an adaptation. If you're talented enough you can recreate the mood and setting once brought out, but if your creative talents are limited in to your one style of thinking as was Rob Zombies (since all his movies look the same) then you can only your crappy version and have to call it a "re-imagining" instead of a remake.
Gus Van Sant shot the movie Psycho verbatim, thats stupid. I see remakes as more of an homage and less like an adaptation. If you're talented enough you can recreate the mood and setting once brought out, but if your creative talents are limited in to your one style of thinking as was Rob Zombies (since all his movies look the same) then you can only your crappy version and have to call it a "re-imagining" instead of a remake.
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11:27AM on 11/17/2007
«What people want to see» is not this film. I mean, how can anyone be really looking forward to a remake of a crap movie ?

By the way, remake are like adaptations. You DONT keep the same style if you have any little artistic ambitions. You try to make it your own. Gus Van Sant kept the same style for the PSYCHO remake. What happened ? No one remembers cause the film was crap and no one cared to try not to forget it.

P.S. I thought Michael Bay was ALREADY mentally retarded.
«What people want to see» is not this film. I mean, how can anyone be really looking forward to a remake of a crap movie ?

By the way, remake are like adaptations. You DONT keep the same style if you have any little artistic ambitions. You try to make it your own. Gus Van Sant kept the same style for the PSYCHO remake. What happened ? No one remembers cause the film was crap and no one cared to try not to forget it.

P.S. I thought Michael Bay was ALREADY mentally retarded.
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9:46PM on 11/16/2007
I'm all for remakes of the old horror classics (I can't wait till someone one re does nightmare) but it's only a good Idea if the people that are involved are willing to keep the style of the film intact. Don't get me wrong the new Halloween was cool but it felt like it was shot more like a Texas Chainsaw Massacre should have been shot. The new Halloween was shot like a early seventy's horror movie. I know the first was done in '79 but it had the feel of the 80's (it was close enough). I just
I'm all for remakes of the old horror classics (I can't wait till someone one re does nightmare) but it's only a good Idea if the people that are involved are willing to keep the style of the film intact. Don't get me wrong the new Halloween was cool but it felt like it was shot more like a Texas Chainsaw Massacre should have been shot. The new Halloween was shot like a early seventy's horror movie. I know the first was done in '79 but it had the feel of the 80's (it was close enough). I just don't want this remake to try and be something its not. I hope they make an 80's horror flick with better effects, because thats what Friday the 13th is an 80's horror flick no matter what decade you make it in.
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9:07PM on 11/14/2007

PROFIT

This will profit like a motherfucker. The brain-dead public will flock to theatres. What I keep wondering is how many of us will BITCH like LITTLE GIRLS when they stop all these remakes and horror films are few and far between again.
This will profit like a motherfucker. The brain-dead public will flock to theatres. What I keep wondering is how many of us will BITCH like LITTLE GIRLS when they stop all these remakes and horror films are few and far between again.
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8:49PM on 11/14/2007
They should get Bacon to make a cameo, maybe as Jason's enigmatic father? I'd go see that.
They should get Bacon to make a cameo, maybe as Jason's enigmatic father? I'd go see that.
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4:00PM on 11/14/2007
Agreeing with theo, I think that Friday the 13th is actually a good candidate for a remake because, unlike the original Halloween and TCM, the movie just looks really crappy now. I also think skipping Jason's mother is a good idea. Jason, hockey mask and all, is the real icon of the film series. Now I just hope that they can do a decent job. I never saw the TCM remake because there was simply no way it could improve on the original.
Agreeing with theo, I think that Friday the 13th is actually a good candidate for a remake because, unlike the original Halloween and TCM, the movie just looks really crappy now. I also think skipping Jason's mother is a good idea. Jason, hockey mask and all, is the real icon of the film series. Now I just hope that they can do a decent job. I never saw the TCM remake because there was simply no way it could improve on the original.
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2:10PM on 11/14/2007

fuck you!

Sometimes, I wish that Michael Bay would fall into a pit of slime and end up mentally retarded and lost into obscurity. Or something.
Sometimes, I wish that Michael Bay would fall into a pit of slime and end up mentally retarded and lost into obscurity. Or something.
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2:04PM on 11/14/2007
just give me some more time in film school then I'm gonna fuck up all these fucks.
just give me some more time in film school then I'm gonna fuck up all these fucks.
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1:50PM on 11/14/2007

wow

No offense to the guy they picked (yet this will sound offensive) but here's a tip hollywood: If no director that you can put on the poster (and 'from the director of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake' doesn't count) wants to do it, its probably a bad idea and is going to turn out shitty (and even in the case with Rob Zombie, its not guaranteed it's going to be gold). What a bunch of idiots I will not be seeing this until video (if then).
No offense to the guy they picked (yet this will sound offensive) but here's a tip hollywood: If no director that you can put on the poster (and 'from the director of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake' doesn't count) wants to do it, its probably a bad idea and is going to turn out shitty (and even in the case with Rob Zombie, its not guaranteed it's going to be gold). What a bunch of idiots I will not be seeing this until video (if then).
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1:42PM on 11/14/2007

Shit City

Another day...Another remake.

I give up. Fuck Hollywood.
Another day...Another remake.

I give up. Fuck Hollywood.
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10:43AM on 11/14/2007

Hooray

Unlike many i think a lot of these 80's horror icon flicks could use updates, and though many of them sadly haven't been done well at all so far; I think TCM is the exception. That movie had great directing, cinematography and casting. It was one of the lone remakes that was actually scary and made you want to turn from the screen. Excited to see what Nispel can do with Jason.
Unlike many i think a lot of these 80's horror icon flicks could use updates, and though many of them sadly haven't been done well at all so far; I think TCM is the exception. That movie had great directing, cinematography and casting. It was one of the lone remakes that was actually scary and made you want to turn from the screen. Excited to see what Nispel can do with Jason.
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6:21AM on 11/14/2007
Maybe this will be one of those few remakes that I'll actually WANT to see...
Maybe this will be one of those few remakes that I'll actually WANT to see...
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