[Update: Is Friday the 13th Part 2 going to be 3D? See post for details]
Bloody-Disgusting reports that Warner Bros. has announced a sequel to this year’s Friday the 13th reboot, which is creatively titled Friday the 13th Part 2.
Slasher flick reboot king Platinum Dunes (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, A Nightmare on Elm Street) will once again be bringing us the 2K version of Jason Voorhees, with an expected release date of next summer.
Ironically enough, Friday the 13th Part 2 will be the 13th installment in the Voorhees franchise, so we should all get our hopes up and expect something truly special.
Could you sense my sarcasm?
Now, this whole reboot/part 2 terminology has gotten a bit whacky as of late (see: Rob Zombie’s two-part Halloween reboot). The hairs usually get split over whether or not these “Part 2″ films are considered to be sequels, or (like Zombie’s Halloween II) simply second chapters of the storyline started in the first film. For those of you scratching your heads wondering what the hell the difference is between the two things I just compared, I guess the general attitude (to put it in book terms) is that a sequel is a whole new book in a series, while a “Part 2″ is the next chapter in the same book. Despite the implications of the title, I have no idea which way Friday the 13th Part 2 will be going.
No word yet on if the cast who survived the first installment will be returning (Jared Padalecki and Amanda Righetti), or whether Marcus Nispel will once again direct. Expect those details to come shortly.
Update: Thanks to our friends over at Bloody-Disgusting for picking up on this info from. Apparently Friday the 13th Part 2 will be shot in 3D??? Also, the writers of Part 1, Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, will be returning to pen Part 2. The film will reportedly pick up in winter, so be on the look out for bloody footprints in the snow.
I know many of you Screen Rant readers weren’t necessarily fans of the Friday the 13th reboot – how do you feel about Friday the 13th Part 2 being in the pipeline? Will number 13 be the lucky charm for Jason Voorhees?
The film will be in theaters on Friday, August 13, 2010 (ah HA!).
Update Source: Box Office Mojo