‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot May Use Found Footage Technique

Paramount and Platinum Dunes are producing this latest installment. The franchise will revert back to Warner Bros. if the movie isn’t released by 2018.

Friday the 13th sequel may be a found footage movie
Friday the 13th sequel may be a found footage movie
Paramount Pictures is reportedly considering a found footage angle for the next Friday the 13th reboot, which they are producing with Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes.

Back in June, we reported that Paramount Pictures has retained control of the Friday the 13th franchise, which Warner Bros. gave up as part of a deal to co-produce and co-distribute Interstellar. Paramount only has the rights for five years, so if a Friday the 13th movie doesn't hit theaters by 2018, the franchise moves back to Warner Bros.

Before the rights went back to Paramount, Friday the 13th remake writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift wrote a script for a sequel to the 2009 reboot, although now that this found footage element is being considered, it isn't known if they plan on bringing in new writers.

Paramount and Warner Bros.' were 50-50 partners on the 2009 Friday the 13th remake, which starred Derek Mears as Jason Voorhes. The sequel was largely held up due to rights issues, but now that Paramount has full control of the franchise, we may see another installment sooner rather than later.

Friday the 13th comes to theaters May 13th, 2016. The film is directed by David Bruckner.

Friday the 13th was released February 13th, 2009 and stars Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Amanda Righetti, Travis Van Winkle, Aaron Yoo, Derek Mears, Jonathan Sadowski, Julianna Guill. The film is directed by Marcus Nispel.

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  1. SpeedyEric

    I'm actually intereed in this found footage take on Ft13, and I think the title should be something like "Friday the 13th: The Crystal Lake Chronicles."

    2 years agoby @SpeedyEricFlag

  2. Anguslovesducks

    @undeadslayer4 That would be nice....maybe some original thought? It seems Hollywood is just regurgitating all of it's past successes, hoping to get the same response and fill their pocket books. But who am I right? Make a list of remakes in the last 5 years...Carrie, Nightmare on elm street, Judge Dredd, Lone Ranger, Evil Dead, Texas Chainsaw 3D, and many many more...Oh yeah Robocop...really?

    2 years agoby @AnguslovesducksFlag

  3. masterofthemoon

    Sean S. Cunningham was asked about the next Friday the 13th film and he was qouted in saying they are not doing a follow up to the 2009 film, but a whole new Friday the 13th movie. I don't think a found footage storyline would work for Friday the 13th, they tried to take some of the films in this series into another direction and fans hated them, so I doubt this will ever happen. If it does they better look for a disappointing turn out at the Box Office.

    2 years agoby @masterofthemoonFlag

  4. undeadslayer4

    @Anguslovesducks so ur saying they should stop making reboots of everything

    2 years agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  5. Anguslovesducks

    @undeadslayer4 Taking a classic and ruining it with a modern idea...it moronic they need to stop and just create new idea instead of recycling everything

    2 years agoby @AnguslovesducksFlag

  6. QuintsSharkShop

    F*ck off with this sh*t. I hope this is a rumor.

    2 years agoby @QuintsSharkShopFlag

  7. undeadslayer4

    @metalheadfury wth is found footage

    2 years agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  8. MovieManiac

    I am intrigued. I believe that this could work, if it doesn't go for cheap scares and if it doesn't become generic (which sadly, it probably will).

    2 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  9. MovieManiac

    I am intrigued. I believe that this could work, if it doesn't go for cheap scares and if it doesn't become generic (which sadly, it probably will).

    2 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  10. the_tall_guy

    I want to remind everyone of a little film that came out back in 2002, which tried this very gimmick... It was called Halloween: Resurrection. It didn't work. If it didn't work for Halloween, it definitely won't work with Friday the 13th. They need to just let this franchise die.

    2 years agoby @the-tall-guyFlag

  11. Metalsfury

    TERRIBLE CUTS IT for what I think of this idea! I mean this found footage idea needs to seriously go the way of the dodo or the dinosaur.. Never was a fan of it.. Now the hockey mask perspective was a fresh idea at the time!

    2 years agoby @metalheadfuryFlag

  12. OhhmeohhMy

    I guess it's true when they say Jason Voorhees won't die. This is so stupid and a wast of time and money. Dame it!!

    2 years agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  13. Anguslovesducks

    Stupid stupid stupid

    2 years agoby @AnguslovesducksFlag

  14. SoksoV

    Jason likes to kill people while they're having sex! Imagine this scene where this guy is doing a sex tape, his girl riding on top him and Jason appears from behind and decapitate her POV style! That would be sick!!!

    2 years agoby @SoksoVFlag

  15. moviemouse

    way to f*ck it up even more

    2 years agoby @moviemouseFlag

  16. skywise

    That is just ridiculous. They better rethink this strategy.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  17. mindless232

    Wait found footage and 3D. That would look ridiculous. Pick one and stick with it. It'll make money.

    2 years agoby @mindless232Flag

  18. AgentBlue

    Cool I hope they make it and keep it a sequel to the reboot from 2009.

    2 years agoby @agentblueFlag

  19. supermanvenom

    @MillerFarrow Way overdone and wouldn't work. I loved the remake from a few years back

    2 years agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  20. MillerFarrow

    I don't know if found footage would work for Friday. Plus, the whole found footage technique is too overdone.

    2 years agoby @MillerFarrowFlag

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