Hooray for bad ideas!
So, here it goes. As we all know, Friday the 13th received an incredibly bad remake back in 2009, and because we’re all suckers for Jason, the movie still opened strong at $40 million. The result had everyone certain that a sequel was pretty much happening, whether we wanted it or not. Then, in 2010, the sequel was officially put out of its own misery. That is until Paramount reclaimed the rights, and had a five year window to make a film.
Well, time is running out, and it appears Paramount is desperate as ever to get the bastard made. The first red flag of evidence has just hit the news, and it doesn’t sound good. Horror news writer Ryan Turek over at ShockTilYouDrop tweeted the following about the latest development on Friday the 13th:
Hearing the producers of the new Friday the 13th are still fielding pitches for a “found footage” take. #exclusivetweet ? #FridayThe13th
— Ryan Turek (@_RyanTurek) October 1, 2013
So what does this mean exactly? Well, nothing is for certain, but it could mean they’re taking notice at the success of Paranormal Activity. It could also mean they just don’t want to spend a ton of money on a sequel. Found footage seems to be the “go to” market for making inexpensive features today. Nothing is set in stone as of yet though.
What do you think? Is a Friday the 13th found footage movie a good idea?
Source: Ryan Turek (STYD)