Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Rumors About Friday The 13th Found Footage Persist

Sequel rumors to 2009’s Friday the 13th remake have been rumbling around for a few years now but news bubbled up via  Shock Til' You Drop that Paramount is looking to make the next Jason film found footage.

Of course, Paramount has the Jason franchise rights after Warner Bros. gave it back to them (in exchange for a 50/50 split on Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar). So now that the studio is back under one roof, they may want to make a go of it before 2015.

The found footage news isn't completely news but it's still being toyed with. It is an interesting idea, but would it actually work? Think about films like "Cloverfield" or "Blair Witch." Those films hide or obscure the monster behind debris, background or disorient you from fully viewing it with a shaky camera. Jason could be done that way. Why not? A filmmaker clever enough could possibly make it frightening and interesting.

This is all a rumor, of course, so nothing is set in stone just yet. A sequel is definitely going to happen, but we’ll let you know exactly what kind when we hear.

-Andrew Peters