The Next Instalment In The Friday the 13th Franchise May Take The Series Back To Its Roots. In a recent interview with Brazilian site Omelete conducted at Brazil’s Comic Con CCXP, Platinum Dune producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form opened up about their plans for the upcoming Friday the 13th project.
Regarding recreating the feel of the original film the producers stated (Note: this has been translated into English), “We wanted to redeem the whole mood of the decade… Sex, drugs, always beautiful people dying; these things do not change. And we can develop more problematic relationships with the mother”.
Fuller and Form also went on to mention that the upcoming version of Friday the 13th will not be a reboot or a sequel. “We did a reboot in 2009 and now in 2014 we are focusing on a different story of Jason,” says the rough translation. “This will not be a continuation of the 2009 film nor a remake of the original It’s just a different story.”
In an era where studios look to hedge their bets by recreating established franchises, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood placed its most iconic horror franchise back into production. After the tepid reception of 2009’s Friday the 13th reboot it is encouraging to hear the producers acknowledge that they intend to take the film in a fresh direction while maintaining the familiar tone that fans have been yearning for. Going back into the 80’s and bringing Jason’s mother back into the fold may be just what’s needed to comfortably bridge the nostalgia gap while breaking new ground.
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