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Jason takes a creative hatchet to Friday The 13th reboot

12.03.2015

It's back to the drawing board for the FRIDAY THE 13TH reboot, with Jason Voorhies taking a hatchet to the film's creative set-up in order for Paramount and Platinum Dunes to start over.

Following yet another release date shift, with the film being pushed back to a Friday the 13th release date in 2017 - January 13, to be precise - PRISONERS writer Aaron Guzikowski is finalizing a deal to pen a new script, embarking on a new vision for the future of the masked horror icon and effectively sinking whatever it was being developed previously as everyone attempts to get their shit together on this franchise. There had been rumors of a found footage approach being taken to a Jason reboot, and there was word that Nick Antosca's script would have gone back to an 80s Camp Crystal Lake. Now it appears everyone thinks modernizing Jason in present-day is the way to go, and that's what Guzikowski is bring brought on to make happen.

That means goodbyes are being said to director David Bruckner with The Wrap reporting he is no longer attached to whatever this FRIDAY THE 13TH will eventually become. Per Jeff Sneider, the producers didn't believe it was fair to ask Bruckner to hang around while something different is developed. That doesn't mean they won't come back to him when they have something further down the line and reassess his interest, but for now, he's out and onto other things.

What would you like out of the next FRIDAY THE 13TH? What's the next step for Jason as far as you're concerned?

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9:27AM on 12/04/2015
Keeping it modern? Didn't they try that already with the 1st reboot?

I think they should have kept it in the 80's as a trowback and retro looking with a kick ass synth soundtrack.
Keeping it modern? Didn't they try that already with the 1st reboot?

I think they should have kept it in the 80's as a trowback and retro looking with a kick ass synth soundtrack.
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2:53AM on 12/04/2015

Oh c'mon!

How hard is it to make a F13th movie?! Geeze.
How hard is it to make a F13th movie?! Geeze.
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6:54PM on 12/03/2015
Here's a tip....make something new and original instead of redoing shit.
Here's a tip....make something new and original instead of redoing shit.
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9:49PM on 12/03/2015
You gonna support Krampus?
You gonna support Krampus?
6:56AM on 12/04/2015
Krampus ain't an original idea.
Krampus ain't an original idea.
4:52PM on 12/03/2015
Paramount, hire Adam Green as an Producer/ writer/ director. Base it in Winter. Listen to the damn fans. It's messed up the reboot was the biggest, most successful F13 film ever, and the studio screwed up making sequels! Ugh, the biggest drawback to this series (and all the slasher flicks pretty much) is these big studios screwing with something that should be low budget/ non-existant studio input.
Paramount, hire Adam Green as an Producer/ writer/ director. Base it in Winter. Listen to the damn fans. It's messed up the reboot was the biggest, most successful F13 film ever, and the studio screwed up making sequels! Ugh, the biggest drawback to this series (and all the slasher flicks pretty much) is these big studios screwing with something that should be low budget/ non-existant studio input.
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10:16AM on 12/04/2015
YES to everything you said.
YES to everything you said.
4:06PM on 12/03/2015
Make Jason modern...so he will be a muslim isis member and behead people now? He's already been to new York, elm street, hell and the far flung future in outer space.
Make Jason modern...so he will be a muslim isis member and behead people now? He's already been to new York, elm street, hell and the far flung future in outer space.
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3:49PM on 12/03/2015

I would have been on board if they kept the 80s script...

I loved Prisoners, but really Steven Spielberg and JJ Abram's could be attached to write and direct this and it would still suck. They can't do much with this series, it is pretty much dead any way you slice it.
I loved Prisoners, but really Steven Spielberg and JJ Abram's could be attached to write and direct this and it would still suck. They can't do much with this series, it is pretty much dead any way you slice it.
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3:49PM on 12/03/2015
If theyre trying to broaden the audience, rather than just revamping the franchise, why not revamp the nuts and bolts of the franchise. How about taking him out of the small camp setting? I know that's controversial, but camps were big in the 80's and their movies, but not so much anymore. If theyre looking for a cross bridge to reach a broader audience, that may be it. Say Jason goes to the beach, or college campus. Or even Camp Crystal lake gets modernized and capitalism took it over - like a
If theyre trying to broaden the audience, rather than just revamping the franchise, why not revamp the nuts and bolts of the franchise. How about taking him out of the small camp setting? I know that's controversial, but camps were big in the 80's and their movies, but not so much anymore. If theyre looking for a cross bridge to reach a broader audience, that may be it. Say Jason goes to the beach, or college campus. Or even Camp Crystal lake gets modernized and capitalism took it over - like a spring break/summer vacation destination with carnivals, a board walk, etc. Im a die hard fan, but I also realize that the camp setting has it's limits as far as trying something new, which theyre looking to do
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4:08PM on 12/03/2015
Jason already left the camp scene 4 times. He went to manhattan, elm street, hell and even outer space in the future.
Jason already left the camp scene 4 times. He went to manhattan, elm street, hell and even outer space in the future.
8:30AM on 12/04/2015
Yea, im aware they did that. But those were all a bit of an extreme jump, sans manhattan - which was actually a pretty good idea, they just didnt have the money for it to work properly. Going from a small camp to outer space is making too big a leap.
Yea, im aware they did that. But those were all a bit of an extreme jump, sans manhattan - which was actually a pretty good idea, they just didnt have the money for it to work properly. Going from a small camp to outer space is making too big a leap.
3:48PM on 12/03/2015
I don't understand what the problem is in making another one. The synopsis ain't exactly rocket science.
I don't understand what the problem is in making another one. The synopsis ain't exactly rocket science.
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3:34PM on 12/03/2015
Getting the Prisoners writer is a good start.
Getting the Prisoners writer is a good start.
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3:34PM on 12/03/2015
I'm sick of these continuous reboots. Just please stop.
I'm sick of these continuous reboots. Just please stop.
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4:55PM on 12/03/2015
It's a franchise film, find something else to take interest in if you don't approve.
It's a franchise film, find something else to take interest in if you don't approve.
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