New ‘Friday the 13th’ Film Arriving in 2015

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2015 is shaping up to be a major year of franchise releases. That year is already set to be headlined by major summer superhero releases Avengers: Age of Ultron and Batman vs. Superman; not to mention, Star Wars: Episode VII will be arriving in December (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg, when it comes to that year’s blockbuster slate).

However, among all these heroic adventures, the horror genre has been noticeably absent from the 2015 slate, with Fox’s Frankenstein reboot and Insidious: Chapter 3 as the genre’s only scheduled major releases. That looks like it’s about to change, as a modern horror icon is swooping in with a new film of his own.

Paramount has settled on March 13, 2015 as the release date for the latest entry in the long-running Friday the 13th franchise. Incredibly (Appropriately?), the film will mark the 13th big-screen appearance for hockey-masked slasher Jason Voorhees.

No official title, cast or crew has been announced, though Platinum Dunes – the Michael Bay led production company behind the 2009 Friday the 13th reboot as well as other updates to horror classics – will be producing.

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The news of another Friday the 13th film is, of course, not really surprising. After all, the reboot was a solid box office hit (earning over $91 million worldwide against a $19 million production budget), and a sequel entered development soon thereafter at Warner Bros. Ultimately, the studio relinquished the screen rights to the Friday the 13th franchise, which fell back into Paramount’s hands as part of a deal that includes Warner Bros.’ co-production on Christopher Nolan’s upcoming sci-fi film, Interstellar.

That being said, it’s still unclear how closely the new Friday the 13th film will tie into the narrative of its predecessor (or if stars Jared Padalecki and Amanda Righetti will reprise their roles). Considering Platinum Dunes’ involvement, it’s possible that Paramount will position this new project as a follow-up to the reboot regardless.

There’s also the lingering notion that this new Friday the 13th may, in fact, employ the ever-popular found footage approach to tell its story. In the past few years, nearly every genre has tried this technique – most notably used by the Paranormal Activity series – but it seems particularly fitting for Friday the 13th. The found footage craze truly originated with 1999 indie The Blair Witch Project, so it’s not much of a stretch to send Jason chasing after teens who just so happen to have a camera on them in the woods.

Are you excited that another Friday the 13th is finally on its way, and does the rumored found footage approach sound like a good fit? Let us know in the comments.

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The untitled Friday the 13th sequel will hit theaters on March 13, 2015.

Source: Paramount

TAGS: friday the 13th, friday the 13th 2

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  1. Found footage idea would suck!!!! I’m tired of watching shaky camera crap for 3/4s the movie. Make the found footage bonus footage on the DVD. That would be cool especially if it was setting up a plot to Friday the 13TH part 3 in 3D. Put something solid together but think franchise instead of just the next installment. You should always be thinking 2 and 3 movies ahead of the one you are doing.

    • Found footage idea would suck!!!! you bet!!!!no found footage at all,not even in bonus,stop following and create instead my god…found footage yeah right, under the sea with ariel the mermaid, just do the type of friday the 13th we all want and that made the franchise.,go back to cristal lake,bring some happy campers there and let jason do the rest,thats what fans want,not in space not changing body, not that he has a nephew or uncle or mother in law,not even again freddy(even do the movie was ok)just bring back jason where he belong,to cristal lake,like the 1st to the 7th.all great movie.just my opinion thanx

  2. Not keen on found footage. I would like to see Jason terrorising the streets of a big city. As for found footage Blair Witch was not the first to do this style. Cannibal holocaust used this effect long before Blair witch. Blair witch just took the amateur angle and had people run and drop the camera. Rather then a voyeur/journalist type approach.

  3. Am I the only one who can see a new version of Mrs. Vorheese on the big screen? Jason has had 12 movies and the 2009 remake flopped because it skipped his mothers violent story that Created him to begin with. I think the new Mrs Vorheese should be played by a man only showing muscular arms throughout the film leading up to another twist. I would change the chase scene at the end to Mrs. Vorheese trying to kill Mr. Christy the camp owner instead. It would add to the suspense and thrill of seeing where Jason gets his temper from…then, you can reintroduce Jason in a remake of part two. I see two blockbusters if you stay with the story line. The trailers could read Friday the 13th…No.1…..2..3..4..5..6..7..8 and start the body count from the one who started it. For 2015…if you are just going to make it about Jason again, add a number 12 to the end…so we can preserve his mothers violent story that started it all.

  4. Please please please stay away from the found footage idea Jason is way to bad a** to be seen in some weak freaky shaky film footage. Not a good idea and also why do all of the classics have to have some back story to normalize the character by making him out to be some serial killer with some weird underground serial killer shack. What makes Jason so awesome and scarry is the mythical super human aspect and the fact that he can’t be stopped.

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