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Friday the 13th reboot eyes V/H/S director David Bruckner to helm the horror

04.15.2014

It's been a while since we've heard from ol' Jason Voorhees, who was last seen in the rather ho-hum attempt at a reboot with 2009's FRIDAY THE 13TH from director Marcus Nispel, which has been threatening a sequel ever since. However, it appears that Paramount and Platinum Dunes are moving in another direction and instead rebooting the franchise...again. The Wrap is reporting that THE SIGNAL (2007) and V/H/S segment director David Bruckner is in negotiations to head back to Camp Crystal Lake in order to revive our favorite psychopath with a hockey mask and a machete.

Plot details are under wraps, but it's been widely speculated that this new reboot would be a "found footage" version of the long-running franchise, which would make sense given Bruckner's style, particularly in his V/H/S segment "Amateur Night." It's also been speculated that the new reboot may not even feature Jason, at least not in his most well-known form (remember the very first 1980 film didn't feature him in "hockey mask" form either). The speculation will continue until an official plot is revealed, but fans can rest assured that a new version is on the way regardless.

Personally, I think going the found footage route could really work for the franchise. With twelve films already in the bag (if counting FREDDY VS. JASON and the latest reboot), I think the door is wide open for a little change up. Why not put one of the best movie villains into a genre style that seems to be working? I could see it working, but as a mild horror fan, I won't pretend to be the spokesperson for how it should be done.

What do you think? Is Bruckner a good fit for the job? Are you down for a found footage version of the franchise?

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Extra Tidbit: I'd prefer Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash more than this, but I realize it's a serious pipe dream.
Source: The Wrap

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12:30PM on 04/16/2014
how about a half found footage, half regular type go at this. you can have a bunch of kids find a video and have that video they watch be the first 45 minutes of the movie and the remainder be Jason coming after them?
how about a half found footage, half regular type go at this. you can have a bunch of kids find a video and have that video they watch be the first 45 minutes of the movie and the remainder be Jason coming after them?
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1:38AM on 04/16/2014
oh fuck this
oh fuck this
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7:43PM on 04/15/2014
I like shitty horror movies and odds are this one will be pretty shitty. If you're not gonna make a smart cool slasher, the least you can do is make it ridiculously over the top cheesy and gory to appeal to the schlock loving demographic that most horror fans reside in. That's what I'm hoping for out of this heartless cash grab.
I like shitty horror movies and odds are this one will be pretty shitty. If you're not gonna make a smart cool slasher, the least you can do is make it ridiculously over the top cheesy and gory to appeal to the schlock loving demographic that most horror fans reside in. That's what I'm hoping for out of this heartless cash grab.
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2:43AM on 04/16/2014
or take the schlock out completely and go for gore and blood and guts... but why attempt to use found footage again?
or take the schlock out completely and go for gore and blood and guts... but why attempt to use found footage again?
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5:02PM on 04/15/2014

Fuuuuck.....really? A reboot of a reboot? What's next?!?!?!

I'm not a Jason fan. However, even though I did not give the remake a solid review, I called it the best Jason film ever. I really enjoyed that Jason actually chased people down, rather than turtle walked to them. Also, I enjoy his lair set up with all the traps and alarms. I would rather see them try to top that with a sequel, rather than another fucking reboot. WHY reboot a reboot.
One day we're gonna see reboots of reboots of reboots all over the place, and that's when it's time for
I'm not a Jason fan. However, even though I did not give the remake a solid review, I called it the best Jason film ever. I really enjoyed that Jason actually chased people down, rather than turtle walked to them. Also, I enjoy his lair set up with all the traps and alarms. I would rather see them try to top that with a sequel, rather than another fucking reboot. WHY reboot a reboot.
One day we're gonna see reboots of reboots of reboots all over the place, and that's when it's time for Hollywood to wipe the slate clean and start from the beginning roots of cinema again.
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4:57PM on 04/15/2014

is "Found Footage" just an excuse to make a really horrible movie?

look at Frankenstein s Army on Netflix and see how well "found footage" works... it's just a lame excuse to poorly edit a shity movie and make it even worse.... this is NOT a good idea... granted I haven't seen V/H/S yet and I'm not familiar with this director so I will hold judgement till I see a trailer from him..
the reboot/remake from 2009, aside from Jason's underground fortress and his seemingly NEW abilities to capture hostages instead of kill them... the movie wasn't really that bad if
look at Frankenstein s Army on Netflix and see how well "found footage" works... it's just a lame excuse to poorly edit a shity movie and make it even worse.... this is NOT a good idea... granted I haven't seen V/H/S yet and I'm not familiar with this director so I will hold judgement till I see a trailer from him..
the reboot/remake from 2009, aside from Jason's underground fortress and his seemingly NEW abilities to capture hostages instead of kill them... the movie wasn't really that bad if you look back at some of the really bad entries in this series (JASON X) (JASON TAKES MANHATTAN) (JASON GOES TO HELL) (JASON vs FREDDY) it's actually better than it should have been... I wont say a great DEAL better but better than most of it's predecessors.
Friday the 13th is like a Godzilla movie, after years and years of horrible movies, people come to expect a horrible movie and if they get something half way decent, suddenly they raise their expectations a great deal and start demanding an actual GOOD film... really? It's Jason for god's sake it's not like it's Oscar worthy by any stretch of the imagination... it's a JASON movie... lowbrow, popcorn flick where people get hacked to shit... polt? what plot? the last Jason movie that actually contained any elements of a working plot (aside from the 2009 reboot) was Part 7 with the psychic chick and her dead zombie father which made zero sense...
stop expecting perfection from Paramount... if you THINK that's going to happen you are sorely mistaken. Stop expecting perfection from WB that isnt going to happen... the best we can hope for is a Jason flick set in the snow and found footage and gobs of blood... I mean a ridiculous amount of blood and guts ... please stop trying to sugar coat the Jason films by making them any less than "R" rating please.. who ARE you kidding? we KNOW what and why we're going in to see....a tame bloodless Jason flick isn't what people are wanting or expecting... just give them gore for the sake of giving them Gore and write it off as "just the biggest slatter-fest you've ever seen" Good is relative ... Jason has NEVER BEEN GOOD... stop expecting GOOD from Friday the 13th please it just isnt going to happen.... not with Paramount, and not with WB.
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4:51PM on 04/15/2014

Srsly...

we are going to look back in 20 years and Platinum Dunes will be at the top of the list for producing needless and hackneyed reboots that no one who enjoyed the originals ever wanted.
we are going to look back in 20 years and Platinum Dunes will be at the top of the list for producing needless and hackneyed reboots that no one who enjoyed the originals ever wanted.
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4:40PM on 04/15/2014
They tried a similar thing with Halloween Resurrection.

"Trick or Treat, mutha fucka!"
They tried a similar thing with Halloween Resurrection.

"Trick or Treat, mutha fucka!"
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4:38PM on 04/15/2014

It's spelled Voorhees...

...and going the found footage route is TERRIBLE! It's the 13th "Friday" movie, and possibly the last by Paramount before the rights revert back to WB. You'd think they'd want to do the biggest, best , and most celebratory iteration thus far. Nope. Cheap ass found footage angle. Probably spend $2 million to maximize their profit margin.
...and going the found footage route is TERRIBLE! It's the 13th "Friday" movie, and possibly the last by Paramount before the rights revert back to WB. You'd think they'd want to do the biggest, best , and most celebratory iteration thus far. Nope. Cheap ass found footage angle. Probably spend $2 million to maximize their profit margin.
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4:04PM on 04/15/2014

Vote me down, I don't care

I also just don't care about a reboot for this. I'm not a huge slasher fan, but I'll give props to the first one for a good twist ending and creating a lot of the slasher tropes (for good or ill). SInce then, every sequel I've had to sit through is just one cliche after another. Supernatural undead superkillers - it's not scary. To each their own, but "stunt kills" aren't entertaining. The plots are formulaic and the characters are one-dimensional. A reboot can't do anything worse to this
I also just don't care about a reboot for this. I'm not a huge slasher fan, but I'll give props to the first one for a good twist ending and creating a lot of the slasher tropes (for good or ill). SInce then, every sequel I've had to sit through is just one cliche after another. Supernatural undead superkillers - it's not scary. To each their own, but "stunt kills" aren't entertaining. The plots are formulaic and the characters are one-dimensional. A reboot can't do anything worse to this franchise that it hasn't already done to itself. Just my opinion.
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4:03PM on 04/15/2014
I enjoyed the last one, I mean it's not hard to make a slasher film to begin with....at least it was better than the Freddy remake.
I enjoyed the last one, I mean it's not hard to make a slasher film to begin with....at least it was better than the Freddy remake.
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3:55PM on 04/15/2014
What a joke. It's not bad enough to reboot a reboot, but now they're going to make it a found footage film? What is Jason holding a camera while slicing and dicing? Is some idiot camp counselor really stupid enough to stick around the whole time with the camera while Jason comes after him/her? Either way this seems destined for failure. Why not do a very simple but intriguing thing and bring Corey Feldman back as Tommy and make this both a reboot and sequel which would be a continuation of part
What a joke. It's not bad enough to reboot a reboot, but now they're going to make it a found footage film? What is Jason holding a camera while slicing and dicing? Is some idiot camp counselor really stupid enough to stick around the whole time with the camera while Jason comes after him/her? Either way this seems destined for failure. Why not do a very simple but intriguing thing and bring Corey Feldman back as Tommy and make this both a reboot and sequel which would be a continuation of part IV (in the vein of Halloween H20).
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3:49PM on 04/15/2014
Theres no point in rebooting. We all know the story. Also, every F13 movie without Jason (1, 5, 9) were the worst ones. Just gives us a Jason movie with something we've never seen
Theres no point in rebooting. We all know the story. Also, every F13 movie without Jason (1, 5, 9) were the worst ones. Just gives us a Jason movie with something we've never seen
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5:03PM on 04/15/2014
wasn't part Nine Jason takes Manhattan... that actually featured Jason.
I think you're thinking of Jason Goes to hell.... hmm wait maybe you are right.... maybe that's the one before Jason x....
wasn't part Nine Jason takes Manhattan... that actually featured Jason.
I think you're thinking of Jason Goes to hell.... hmm wait maybe you are right.... maybe that's the one before Jason x....
7:26PM on 04/15/2014
Part 9 is Jason Goes to Hell. Part 8 was Jason Takes Manhattan.
Part 9 is Jason Goes to Hell. Part 8 was Jason Takes Manhattan.
7:52PM on 04/15/2014
yea, 8 was manhattan, 9 was goes to hell. it featured jasons demon embodiment jumping from body to body, it was truly stupid and shouldnt be considered a F13 movie
yea, 8 was manhattan, 9 was goes to hell. it featured jasons demon embodiment jumping from body to body, it was truly stupid and shouldnt be considered a F13 movie
7:52PM on 04/15/2014
yea, 8 was manhattan, 9 was goes to hell. it featured jasons demon embodiment jumping from body to body, it was truly stupid and shouldnt be considered a F13 movie
yea, 8 was manhattan, 9 was goes to hell. it featured jasons demon embodiment jumping from body to body, it was truly stupid and shouldnt be considered a F13 movie
3:40PM on 04/15/2014
Wow. Another reboot. Why can't they just make a proper sequel to the last film and go from there. This is going to be the 13th film of the franchise and considering its called Friday THE 13th, I really hope they don't screw this film up and actually deliver us a good film WITH Jason in it.
Wow. Another reboot. Why can't they just make a proper sequel to the last film and go from there. This is going to be the 13th film of the franchise and considering its called Friday THE 13th, I really hope they don't screw this film up and actually deliver us a good film WITH Jason in it.
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3:32PM on 04/15/2014
If they can capture the essence of an early 80's Friday the 13th film then I'd be on board. Curb the campy bull shit, and slap stick crap! Make it scary again! Make it gritty! I'd like to see this to have a grindhouse look and feel to it. And Jason better be in it one way or another.
If they can capture the essence of an early 80's Friday the 13th film then I'd be on board. Curb the campy bull shit, and slap stick crap! Make it scary again! Make it gritty! I'd like to see this to have a grindhouse look and feel to it. And Jason better be in it one way or another.
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3:00PM on 04/15/2014

Idea....

Lets just keep rebooting these movies until one of them makes more money than the last 5, then we can start doing shitty sequels to that one.
Lets just keep rebooting these movies until one of them makes more money than the last 5, then we can start doing shitty sequels to that one.
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2:52PM on 04/15/2014
I loved V/H/S and I thought the Amateur Night segment was the best part, so I think he's a pretty good choice. Having said that, I really hope they don't go for the found footage style. It's been used very well in a few movies but I really think it's starting to get old. Besides, who wants to watch a movie shot entirely from the POV of a douche bag in a slasher movie?
I loved V/H/S and I thought the Amateur Night segment was the best part, so I think he's a pretty good choice. Having said that, I really hope they don't go for the found footage style. It's been used very well in a few movies but I really think it's starting to get old. Besides, who wants to watch a movie shot entirely from the POV of a douche bag in a slasher movie?
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2:51PM on 04/15/2014
Yea, everything about this is an awful idea.
This is what I don't get about the Freddy/Jason reboots. If you want to change the tone and direction of the franchise, then just do so, there's no need to hit the reset switch everytime. Both of these franchises have swayed from horror to comedy and back successfully in the past, just market the tone correctly and it'll be fine. I know the backstories are pretty convoluted, but let's be honest there was never much of an actual on-going narrative
Yea, everything about this is an awful idea.
This is what I don't get about the Freddy/Jason reboots. If you want to change the tone and direction of the franchise, then just do so, there's no need to hit the reset switch everytime. Both of these franchises have swayed from horror to comedy and back successfully in the past, just market the tone correctly and it'll be fine. I know the backstories are pretty convoluted, but let's be honest there was never much of an actual on-going narrative that NEEDED to be kept up with, that's never what these movie were about.
Just make a well directed slasher movie that has an already established Jason, and could we finally get one set in a snowy winter Crystal Lake?
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2:22PM on 04/15/2014
V/H/S was trash. And who reboots a franchise for a second time after in 6 years?
Paramount got the rights back to this franchise last year, and ever since they have been fumbling everything.
V/H/S was trash. And who reboots a franchise for a second time after in 6 years?
Paramount got the rights back to this franchise last year, and ever since they have been fumbling everything.
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