Friday The 13th Part 2 Remake Moving Forward

Published 8 years ago by , Updated February 9th, 2012 at 9:43 pm,

friday the 13th Friday The 13th Part 2 Remake Moving ForwardWhat could be more appropriate now that we’re in October than horror movie news?

And yes, that’s right, I said a remake of the second, not the first, Friday the 13th movie.

New Line studio has put writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift on the job. These are the same guys who wrote the entertaining, if not definitive in conclusion Freddy vs Jason movie.

Everyone else is calling this a remake of the original film, but it’s not.


In the original film released back in 1980, the killer turned out to be Jason Vorheees’ mother, with Jason appearing briefly right at the very end of the film. The second movie, which came out a year later was the first full-on Jason-with-a-machete flick. It didn’t take place in Camp Crystal Lake (the setting of the original film) but at the camp right next to it. This movie places Jason at the camp, so it seems to me it’s much closer to the second story than the first.

There wasn’t much substance to these original films, so I can’t really get too fired up on an anti-remake tirade. I don’t even know if “remake” qualifies as a term for this… maybe “re-hash” is a more accurate description.

Anyway, it looks like they’re trying to fast track it to beat the impending strike that I’m sick to death of hearing about. Oh, and if it means anything, Michael Bay is one of the producers on the project.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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  1. They need to stop with remakes there is no more room for new maovies. Probally that is why Holywood is going on a strike.

  2. Not surprised that Michael Bay is one of the producers. His production company (or one of them) was behind the Chainsaw remake. Wonder what horror remake will be next for him?

  3. Maybe we could start a pool and see who wins. :-)

    Vic

  4. Not a bad idea. :-) I could be wrong, but he may have been involved in The Hitcher and/or The Hills Have Eyes remakes as well.

  5. I guess he needs to keep busy between mega-blockbusters, LOL.

    Vic

  6. Well……. I kind of have mixed feelings about remaking Horror films….. They might be better in some cases like i would have never seed the original Phantom of the Opera… if it hadnt been for the remake…..
    i have no clue

  7. Kristina,

    I’m not ALWAYS opposed to remakes. It’s just that most of the time they’re awful, pointless and just an excuse to cash in on a known movie.

    Vic

  8. There should be a sequel remake of jason cause me and all jason fans want more.

  9. This movie sounds ok, Jason in the snow, neat.
    After this one though can they please make
    Freddy vs Jason vs Myers. People have been
    talking about this since before the first
    FvsJ movie, well even back in the 80’s this
    was a topic of conversation about who would win
    who was the most badass, etc. This movie should
    be made. Id get Robert Englund to play Freddy one
    more time. Freddy would use Myers sort of the way he
    used Jason, Myers scares people, Freddy regains power
    but just when Freddy thinks all is going to plan, his old
    rival Jason comes to pay Freddy a visit, but he first has to deal with “pure evil” “the boogeyman” Michael Myers.
    Then all heck breaks loose. Lots of beer drinking,sex active teens get caught up in all this mayhem.

  10. Another Jason flick hell yeah, bring it on.

    • SORRY LOADS OF SPELLING ERRORS THERE

      “SEVERAL INJURING HIS FACE” SUPPOSED TO SAY SEVERELY INJUSRING HIS FACE

      “COVERED IN MOOD” SUPPOSSED TO SAY MUCOVERED IN MUD

  11. DONE IT AGAIN DAMN KEYBOARD LOL “COVERED IN MUD” WAS WHAT IT SHOULD SAY.
    FINISHED NOW SO CAN’T MAKE ANYMORE ERRORS IF I’M NOT WRITING, LMAO :)