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The upcoming Friday the 13th reboot may not feature Jason at all

01.14.2014

When the news that there would be another FRIDAY THE 13TH reboot coming in 2015, we heard rumors of a found footage approach to the classic slasher franchise that centered on the unkillable Jason Voorhees as he avenges his death at the hands of the horny teenagers at Camp Crystal Lake. Now comes the prospect that the reboot may not include Jason at all.

In an interview with Crave Online, producer Brad Fuller was asked if Derek Mears, Jason in the 2009 version of FRIDAY THE 13TH would be returning to the familiar hockey mask.

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.

Now, you could interpret that as they aren't sure what version of Jason they will use, but in his very next comment, Fuller was asked if Kane Hodder could return to which he said "if" they go with Jason, he would be played by Derek Mears. This is interesting because FRIDAY THE 13TH is a concept that could have numerous horror connotations but has become so intertwined with Jason that there has been no opportunity to try something different. Now, a full reboot only 5 years after the last one, could be the perfect time to change the game.

Fuller also addressed the found footage rumor for the next film. While he didn't eliminate the idea, he also said they are still deciding what they are going to do. I hope that they finally let the Jason franchise die and give us something completely new using the idea of the unlucky day.

The new FRIDAY THE 13TH hits theaters in 2015.

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Extra Tidbit: If they do bring Jason back, this would be the 13th film in the main series.
Source: Crave

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8:17PM on 01/15/2014
Maybe they're pulling a part 5?
Maybe they're pulling a part 5?
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5:32PM on 01/15/2014
....so this is like much promised Todd McFarlane's Spawn 2 without Spawn.
....so this is like much promised Todd McFarlane's Spawn 2 without Spawn.
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2:29PM on 01/15/2014
Oh wait, now I get it, they are doing the old Canadian TV show - the one with the cursed antiques!

The Past:
Halloween 3 – no Myers – everyone hates it.
Halloween resurrection – found footage segments – everyone hates it.
Jason goes to hell – limited Jason – everyone is tense there wasn't enough Jason.
Friday 13th 5 – a fake Jason – everyone hates it (I don’t though, as it has some crazy kills and at least the guy looks like Jason)

What have we learned?
Oh wait, now I get it, they are doing the old Canadian TV show - the one with the cursed antiques!

The Past:
Halloween 3 – no Myers – everyone hates it.
Halloween resurrection – found footage segments – everyone hates it.
Jason goes to hell – limited Jason – everyone is tense there wasn't enough Jason.
Friday 13th 5 – a fake Jason – everyone hates it (I don’t though, as it has some crazy kills and at least the guy looks like Jason)

What have we learned?
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10:07AM on 01/15/2014

It all depends...

...on what it's about. If it's a remake of the original, with his mom, then I can understand not having Jason in it. If they're talking about going a whole different direction with the series and taking the Jason storyline out, that will be a huge mistake and do nothing but piss people off. Taking Jason out of Friday the 13th is like trying to take Michael Myers out of Halloween, which they tried in part 3 Season of the Witch and failed miserably, or Freddy out of Nightmare on Elm St. For me
...on what it's about. If it's a remake of the original, with his mom, then I can understand not having Jason in it. If they're talking about going a whole different direction with the series and taking the Jason storyline out, that will be a huge mistake and do nothing but piss people off. Taking Jason out of Friday the 13th is like trying to take Michael Myers out of Halloween, which they tried in part 3 Season of the Witch and failed miserably, or Freddy out of Nightmare on Elm St. For me personally, I'm not a huge fan of the original Friday the 13th, because I watch the series for Jason. I'm not saying it's a bad movie or anything, it's definitely a classic. I just don't enjoy it near as much. That being said, I wouldn't mind seeing a fresh take on the original, just to see what they do with it..
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4:45AM on 01/15/2014
"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." Not quite sure what the hell that is supposed to mean. Take some history lessons from Part 5 and Jason Goes to Hell when considering not using Jason and changing the formula. Not saying I can't enjoy those films, but those two in particular were not well received by audiences and to me it sounds like this one is going that route as well.
"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." Not quite sure what the hell that is supposed to mean. Take some history lessons from Part 5 and Jason Goes to Hell when considering not using Jason and changing the formula. Not saying I can't enjoy those films, but those two in particular were not well received by audiences and to me it sounds like this one is going that route as well.
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1:01AM on 01/15/2014

Odd choice

I'm thinking this new film will be a reboot of the original. Part 1 did not have Jason but instead they had someone close to Jason as the killer of Camp Crystal Lake. Am i Opposed? Meh. Do I care about another shitty remake? Nope.
I'm thinking this new film will be a reboot of the original. Part 1 did not have Jason but instead they had someone close to Jason as the killer of Camp Crystal Lake. Am i Opposed? Meh. Do I care about another shitty remake? Nope.
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11:53PM on 01/14/2014
Part 1 and Part 5 didnt have Jason, and 5 is the worst one

i wouldnt mind a F13 movie without jason, if its like the first and fifth movies. Thinking that it's jason, in continuity, until it is revealed to not be jason. I think it's possible if done tastefully and for the fans.

and i still want a FvsJ2
Part 1 and Part 5 didnt have Jason, and 5 is the worst one

i wouldnt mind a F13 movie without jason, if its like the first and fifth movies. Thinking that it's jason, in continuity, until it is revealed to not be jason. I think it's possible if done tastefully and for the fans.

and i still want a FvsJ2
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11:14PM on 01/14/2014

JASON GOES TO HELL

was without Jason for a large section of the flick and it just didnt work.
however some tips:
1) if the flick doesnt feature a grown up version of Jason, they could be retelling the origin with Jason's mother being the killer and I'm not 100% opposed to that idea.
2) he doesnt know what Jason they'll have, meaning they could be telling the "mother did it" and Jason would drown in a flashback as a little kid... just tell that back story fast and get to the action.... his mother was creepy as
was without Jason for a large section of the flick and it just didnt work.
however some tips:
1) if the flick doesnt feature a grown up version of Jason, they could be retelling the origin with Jason's mother being the killer and I'm not 100% opposed to that idea.
2) he doesnt know what Jason they'll have, meaning they could be telling the "mother did it" and Jason would drown in a flashback as a little kid... just tell that back story fast and get to the action.... his mother was creepy as the killer but that's one twist that's already happened, think of this as FT13th: Chapter 13 and make it so bad ass.... let's not make it fizzle out.
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10:03AM on 01/15/2014
Part 1 didn't have Jason in it at all (except for literally the last two seconds) and the franchise that was created from it is iconic to the horror genre in general.
Part 1 didn't have Jason in it at all (except for literally the last two seconds) and the franchise that was created from it is iconic to the horror genre in general.
11:00PM on 01/14/2014

except for the first one (obviously)...

Jason IS F13 !
But, I'm afraid I see were they are going:
A 'found footage like' kind of film... A POV movie. A F13 entirely seen through Jason's eyes... SO no Jason (except for mirror shots) because the AUDIENCE will BE Jason...
Jason IS F13 !
But, I'm afraid I see were they are going:
A 'found footage like' kind of film... A POV movie. A F13 entirely seen through Jason's eyes... SO no Jason (except for mirror shots) because the AUDIENCE will BE Jason...
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10:07PM on 01/14/2014
Whom ever hatched this idea should just kill themselves now. Something nice and slow too, like watching this fucking movie would do to me.
Whom ever hatched this idea should just kill themselves now. Something nice and slow too, like watching this fucking movie would do to me.
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9:26PM on 01/14/2014
No more. Either give us a new film or none at all. We don't need the same film over and over again. The 2009 film was so terrible, the last thing we really need is a rehash of that. Just give us a good, original Friday movie. How many times do we need the same story over and over again?
No more. Either give us a new film or none at all. We don't need the same film over and over again. The 2009 film was so terrible, the last thing we really need is a rehash of that. Just give us a good, original Friday movie. How many times do we need the same story over and over again?
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9:05PM on 01/14/2014
it's not a Friday the 13th movie without its star Jason Voorhees. I'm gonna pass, way to ruin our beloved horror franchises Platinum Dunes.
it's not a Friday the 13th movie without its star Jason Voorhees. I'm gonna pass, way to ruin our beloved horror franchises Platinum Dunes.
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9:17PM on 01/14/2014
Even the original Friday?
Even the original Friday?
8:57PM on 01/14/2014
Ki ki ki ma ma ma Not not not in in in - te res ted.
Ki ki ki ma ma ma Not not not in in in - te res ted.
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8:12PM on 01/14/2014
This next film will be the iconic 13th film of the Friday the 13th franchise and it might not even include the main character that all the storylines and movies revolve around? You know how much of a slap that is to all of us die hard Friday the 13th fans?

Enough with the found footage bullshit for this film franchise. Just make a direct sequel to the remake that came out a couple of years ago and make the opening of the film take place in the winter. Hell, being back Corey Feldman's
This next film will be the iconic 13th film of the Friday the 13th franchise and it might not even include the main character that all the storylines and movies revolve around? You know how much of a slap that is to all of us die hard Friday the 13th fans?

Enough with the found footage bullshit for this film franchise. Just make a direct sequel to the remake that came out a couple of years ago and make the opening of the film take place in the winter. Hell, being back Corey Feldman's character to finally finish Jason off. That would be pretty memorable for the 13th film of this awesome franchise.
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4:25AM on 01/15/2014
Well said, sir. The return of Tommy Jarvis for the 13th film would be pretty epic.
Well said, sir. The return of Tommy Jarvis for the 13th film would be pretty epic.
8:09PM on 01/14/2014

DUH!!

His mom.
His mom.
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7:51PM on 01/14/2014
The 2009 version pleased F13 fans and it did fairly well at the BO. Just make a sequel, WITH Jason of course. Im a huge F13 fan and I wont see it if Jason is excluded.
The 2009 version pleased F13 fans and it did fairly well at the BO. Just make a sequel, WITH Jason of course. Im a huge F13 fan and I wont see it if Jason is excluded.
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7:35PM on 01/14/2014
Just give us a sequel to the last film. I am a long time F13 fan! Saw the 1st one when it debuted on HBO and my first one in a theater was Part 4 and I really enjoyed the reboot. It FELT like a Friday film....except Jason keeping that girl.......and we don't need a new interpretation of it! Idiot kids go out to the woods, get high and drunk, fool around, then Jason slaughters them and one smart girl gets away....rinse repeat. THAT'S IT!! The reason people are fans is NOT characterization...it
Just give us a sequel to the last film. I am a long time F13 fan! Saw the 1st one when it debuted on HBO and my first one in a theater was Part 4 and I really enjoyed the reboot. It FELT like a Friday film....except Jason keeping that girl.......and we don't need a new interpretation of it! Idiot kids go out to the woods, get high and drunk, fool around, then Jason slaughters them and one smart girl gets away....rinse repeat. THAT'S IT!! The reason people are fans is NOT characterization...it seeing the new inventive ways Jason will kill them. That's what makes it fun!!
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7:15PM on 01/14/2014

This "story" AGAIN!!!!

Everyone needs to stop getting their collective panties in a bunch. I think Brad Fuller is either being misquoted, misinterpreted or he is a typical Hollywood douche who is "a huge fan of the series" who wants to continue to ruin the series with focus groups and film trends that are not cohesive with a Friday the 13th film. I'd vote all of the above. Platinum Dunes may be short-sighted but I don't think they are blind to the fact that Jason is the bread and butter of the Friday the 13th
Everyone needs to stop getting their collective panties in a bunch. I think Brad Fuller is either being misquoted, misinterpreted or he is a typical Hollywood douche who is "a huge fan of the series" who wants to continue to ruin the series with focus groups and film trends that are not cohesive with a Friday the 13th film. I'd vote all of the above. Platinum Dunes may be short-sighted but I don't think they are blind to the fact that Jason is the bread and butter of the Friday the 13th films. Even as profitable as they are, I think the found footage format would be a HUGE mistake for this particular franchise.
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6:51PM on 01/14/2014

No Jason?

Well go fuck yourself!
Well go fuck yourself!
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6:16PM on 01/14/2014

reboot this v

Hollywood needs to re-imagine a new horror slasher villain, otherwise I think Hellraiser deserves a reboot. First saw it last october and I say it has potential. Give it good writing, a modest budget, decent cgi, and a hot female lead. just my opinion.
Hollywood needs to re-imagine a new horror slasher villain, otherwise I think Hellraiser deserves a reboot. First saw it last october and I say it has potential. Give it good writing, a modest budget, decent cgi, and a hot female lead. just my opinion.
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6:09PM on 01/14/2014

Jason IS Friday the 13th

"I hope that they finally let the Jason franchise die and give us something completely new using the idea of the unlucky day."

Forget that noise! Hollywood - stop screwing up our franchises! If you want a movie about being unlucky - find a different name. Make a movie about black cats, or broke mirrors. I don't care. But don't call it Friday The 13th if Jason isn't in it. That was Friday the 13th part 5 - and it played poorly. The audience WANTS Jason.

It's not an Indiana Jones
"I hope that they finally let the Jason franchise die and give us something completely new using the idea of the unlucky day."

Forget that noise! Hollywood - stop screwing up our franchises! If you want a movie about being unlucky - find a different name. Make a movie about black cats, or broke mirrors. I don't care. But don't call it Friday The 13th if Jason isn't in it. That was Friday the 13th part 5 - and it played poorly. The audience WANTS Jason.

It's not an Indiana Jones movie if Indy isn't in it. It's not a Star Wars movie if Artoo and the gang aren't there. It's not a Nightmare on Elm Street film without Freddy and if it's F13 - Jason damn well better be there.
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7:04PM on 01/14/2014
True that!
True that!
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5:39PM on 01/14/2014
Damn you Hollywood!!!!! How you like to milk names of franchises..... For the next "Halloween" movie I'll expect Seth Rogen , Jonah Hill and James Franco get f#up and hijack a plane. And for "Nightmare On Elm Street" , Pauly Shore and S Baldwin reunite and throw this party that gets out of control.
Damn you Hollywood!!!!! How you like to milk names of franchises..... For the next "Halloween" movie I'll expect Seth Rogen , Jonah Hill and James Franco get f#up and hijack a plane. And for "Nightmare On Elm Street" , Pauly Shore and S Baldwin reunite and throw this party that gets out of control.
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5:17PM on 01/14/2014

Broken Record

Just return to the original continuity. Bring back Feldman if possible.

They almost assuredly won't because the brand recognition of the last "remake" (which I agree was closer to a sequel than anything) was a huge success opening weekend (before dropping like a hot stone in butter, but still).
Just return to the original continuity. Bring back Feldman if possible.

They almost assuredly won't because the brand recognition of the last "remake" (which I agree was closer to a sequel than anything) was a huge success opening weekend (before dropping like a hot stone in butter, but still).
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5:03PM on 01/14/2014
The last F13 could have been considered a sequel rather than a remake. I was a little let down by it. I was hoping Marcus Nispel would bring what he brought to chainsaw massacre, but no such luck. I want a scary/ brutal/gritty F13 film! If I was making this film I'd dust off an old camera, shoot it on film and make it look like it was made in the 1980's! And please for the love of god, NO CGI BLOOD!!! It looks like SHIT! Would squibs and real fake blood kill you?
The last F13 could have been considered a sequel rather than a remake. I was a little let down by it. I was hoping Marcus Nispel would bring what he brought to chainsaw massacre, but no such luck. I want a scary/ brutal/gritty F13 film! If I was making this film I'd dust off an old camera, shoot it on film and make it look like it was made in the 1980's! And please for the love of god, NO CGI BLOOD!!! It looks like SHIT! Would squibs and real fake blood kill you?
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6:03PM on 01/14/2014
AMEN BROTHA!
AMEN BROTHA!
5:01PM on 01/14/2014
They tried to do this before with part 5 it caused uproar with the fans so they brought Jason back. Even Halloween 3 tried it and that didn't go down well

You don't leave out your iconic character
They tried to do this before with part 5 it caused uproar with the fans so they brought Jason back. Even Halloween 3 tried it and that didn't go down well

You don't leave out your iconic character
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4:54PM on 01/14/2014

THEN WHY MAKE IT!!?!?!?!??!?!

You're making a new Friday the 13th movie and you're NOT going to use one of the most iconic characters to come out of cinema??? This just defies all logic. If you're not using Jason why not just make this some new franchise and leave the Friday films alone. I would prefer a found footage film if it means that we get Jason back killing sexy teens! And honestly I kinda enjoyed the last remake.
You're making a new Friday the 13th movie and you're NOT going to use one of the most iconic characters to come out of cinema??? This just defies all logic. If you're not using Jason why not just make this some new franchise and leave the Friday films alone. I would prefer a found footage film if it means that we get Jason back killing sexy teens! And honestly I kinda enjoyed the last remake.
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4:48PM on 01/14/2014

Forget the reboots

The main charm behind the Friday the 13th franchise, was the fact that Jason kept coming back to life in each movie after being killed in the previous one.

Without that, it's not Friday the 13th. Who needs a reboot when the story is nothing more than the slaughter of teenagers at a camp with various methods? Do we really need to see another interpretation of this origin?

A return to the original series with another sequel and a continuing of that tradition would be very much preferred.
The main charm behind the Friday the 13th franchise, was the fact that Jason kept coming back to life in each movie after being killed in the previous one.

Without that, it's not Friday the 13th. Who needs a reboot when the story is nothing more than the slaughter of teenagers at a camp with various methods? Do we really need to see another interpretation of this origin?

A return to the original series with another sequel and a continuing of that tradition would be very much preferred.
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4:26PM on 01/14/2014

If it's a true reboot...

Doesn't that just mean they'd use Mrs. Voorhees? Remember Scream?
Doesn't that just mean they'd use Mrs. Voorhees? Remember Scream?
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