For some reason, the Internet community bought into the unsubstantiated rumor that Platinum Dunes is pushing ahead with its Friday the 13th sequel for a target release date of August 13, 2010, despite refutes from PD frontman Brad Fuller. Today we’ve got more evidence that it’s not to be expected this summer, and that’s probably a good thing.
Box Office Mojo has stamped the upcoming sequel with a vague “TBD” date, meaning we don’t have any idea when to expect it.
It’s a good sign, however. If the powers-that-be at Platinum Dunes really want to avoid another 80% drop in business, they’re going to have to come up with something a little better than what they served us the last time. Rushing through production isn’t the way to do that. My hope is that they’ve taken the criticism to heart and their approach will fall in line with some of the classic Paramount-era Fridays. I think they’re capable of a decent Jason flick; they just didn’t make it the first time.
Oh, and please don’t shoot in Texas again.
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