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UPDATE: Friday the 13th Sequel Moving Forward Without Platinum Dunes

Can it be that the celluloid gods have heard my embittered pleas and taken action? Is it true that Platinum Dunes has left the Friday the 13th franchise behind after one shockingly awful entry that missed the point entirely? Right now all signs are pointing to ‘yes’.

The folks over at Friday the 13th‘s official site are reporting that Brad Fuller, Andrew Form and co. are vacating Camp Crystal Lake and that Warner Bros. is currently searching for a new creative team to resurrect Jason Voorhees once again. Warner, I’m just throwing this out there … I’m available.

Of course, there has been no official word yet from the studio in charge, Warner Bros., but the folks at the Friday the 13th site claim they’ve been sitting on this for a while and the information is good. We’ll bring you more as we have it, but let’s cautiously rejoice in the meantime!

UPDATE
The site that broke the story seems to be back-peddling a bit by removing the original bit of news and changing the story. We have feelers out to Platinum Dunes. Expect a comment soon.

Friday the 13th Sequel Moving Forward Without Platinum Dunes

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  • PelusaMG

    I think The Asylum should have a go…
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  • Terminal

    I hope Platinum Dunes handed the franchise over to someone who isn’t a retard.
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  • James Coker

    now this is some happy new, but i’m with vanvance1 on this one, just because PD left doesn’t automatically mean their replacement will do a good job
    I at least hope that it will be set in winter and their will actually be some unique death scenes in it…i hope

  • Vanvance1

    JASON XI

    Who could resist?

    P.S. And they should hurry and release Jason X on blu.

    • LifeMi

      I can resist Jason XI. Jason X sucks. Still, this is good news, assuming it turns out to be true. That being said, just because PD isn’t going to be involved doesn’t mean their replacement will knock it out of the park. Let’s hope someone with some respect for the material and some comprehension of how to make a movie will get the job.

      • Vanvance1

        You, my friend, are spiritually bankrupt!

        Jason in space rocked; it was everything I wanted and more! The only way it could have been more fun is if they dropped Jason into the Smurf village on smurf berry hunt day!

        P.S. On careful consideration (and this is coming from someone who loathed PD), the last F13th wasn’t any worse than average (as the series goes).

        • Masked Slasher

          ^ Blasphemy, good sir. Blasphemy.

        • LifeMi

          For the love of god, man, please explain what the fuck is so great about that piece of shit Jason X movie. I understand and respect that a lot of people who post on this website love it, but I don’t get it. I see a poorly made, amateurish film with horrible production values, atrocious acting, weak makeup effects, and some of the worst one-liners I’ve ever heard. Granted, the previous Fridays weren’t great (1, 2, 4, and 6 are the only good ones), but I honestly think Jason X is the worst of the original series. If all you want is blood, tits and Jason in your Friday the 13th movie, then I think you’ve made a terrible error in judgment, my friend. And by the way, FUCK F13 2009!!

          • Vanvance1

            It’s very simple. After 9 previous F13th movies the formula had become more than a little stale. So how do you inject entertainment into a predictable pattern of events? You provide all the element the fans have come to love but do it with a serving of stylish self-aware satire. Hence Jason X.

            P.S. I don’t really want to defend F13 2009, but if you wanted a slicker higher production value flick, that was it. Technically it was fine. Jason X looked (and was) much cheaper, it just had 10X the entertainment value.

          • LifeMi

            I’ll agree with you that the formula had grown stale. The New Blood, Jason Takes Manhattan and Jason Goes To Hell were all terrible and they needed to do something new. But taking him into space just wasn’t it. It didn’t give me any of the entertainment I got out of the previous nine films, yes I said it. I’d rather watch demon spawn Jason sucking face with people than watch Uber Jason tear a spaceship apart.

          • GJW

            I’m a Jason X fan. I grew tired of the same ol’……and stopped looking forward to any new F13 film. It took me awhile to even see Jason X,but once I did I got a kick out of it!! It was fun,and different. Sure,it wasn’t perfect. But it was entertaining.

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          • LifeMi

            GJW, I wholeheartedly disagree. Even though I think Parts 3,5,7,8 and 9 suck, I can still have schlocky fun with them. I recently watched Jason X and found it pretty dull. It didn’t give me anything more than blood, tits and Jason, which isn’t enough to satisfy me. If you can’t give me a good story, likable characters and some genuine suspense, then at least give me something fun and Jason X failed miserably.

  • Masked Slasher

    Mears was an awesome Jason, but I want his look to be more in line with the earlier films (3 and 4, specifically).

    I didn’t like his look all that much in the new one.

  • Rob

    If this is true, they better keep Derek Mears on board. That’s all.

    • ChaosWeaver

      Whole-heartedly agree!!

      If they can’y get Mears back through some asinine PD contract bullshit, the ONLY substitute is Kane Hodder…

      Either way, cue Alice Cooper!