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.
Friday the 13th sequel may be a found footage movie
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 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.