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Platinum Dunes Discusses State Of ‘Friday the 13th’ Film

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Fans have been clamoring for a new ‘Friday the 13th’ film, but if you’re listening to Platinum Dunes, fans may have to turn to fan made films for their fix.

Last March, Paramount/Platinum Dunes were set to start shooting on a reboot of the ‘Friday the 13th’ franchise, which had it’s last entry back in 2009.

The film was set to have Breck Eisner (The Crazies) directing and the script was written by Aaron Guzikowksi (Prisoners), but the film was later shut down and all things related to the franchise went silent.

The franchise is set to revert back Warner Bros./New Line this year and with a current lawsuit from Victor Miller, the original film’s writer, it could delay things even further

“One of the biggest heartbreaks of the last couple years was that we were about to make that movie and it fell apart. That still hurts,” Platinum Dunes’ producer Brad Fuller said, according to Arrow.

“The fans reach out to us; Andrew doesn’t really engage because he’s not on Twitter, but I am and I hear from the fans and that’s all they ask about. We get asked about that more than anything else.”

“Fans think it’s so simple, that if we want to make the movie we can go make it, and that’s just not the case. There are rights issues; originally, Warner Bros. owned the rights, then Paramount had them for a couple of years, and now I think the rights are reverting back to Warner Bros. At the same time, there’s this on-going lawsuit with Victor Miller. If there’s a lawsuit hanging over the rights, it’s problematic, you can’t really make the movie until that gets settled. And now the movie is at New Line, and we’ve made a lot of movies with those guys, but that’s not our home studio anymore.”

“So the question is, [does New Line] want to make the movie with us? If they want to make that movie with us, we will drop what we’re doing to make that movie. We had such a great experience making Friday the 13th, it was a dream come true to watch those movies as a kid and then be a part of it. So I don’t really have a clear answer.”

The producers are bummed that they couldn’t move forward with the film that was shut down in 2017.

“That one still hurts every day,” Platinum Dunes’ producer Andrew Form remarked.

“We were a couple of weeks from filming on that one, Guzikowski wrote an unbelievable script, we found the camp… That one still hurts.”

Personally speaking, as a diehard F13 fan, while I am sure that there is disappointment in not making the film, if it was going to be similar to 2009’s hollow attempt, maybe the film is better off in limbo for a few more years rather than being peddled out by Platinum Dunes.

Yo, Blumhouse, Jason needs some help!

 

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‘The Fly’ Star David Hedison Dead at 92

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The star of the original version of 1958’s ‘The Fly’, David Hedison, has passed away at the age of 92, according to Deadline.

“Even in our deep sadness, we are comforted by the memory of our wonderful father” the family said in a statement. “He loved us all dearly and expressed that love every day. He was adored by so many, all of whom benefitted from his warm and generous heart. Our dad brought joy and humor wherever he went and did so with great style.”

Hedison also starred in films such as ‘Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea’ and ‘Son of Robin Hood’.

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ComicCon Trailer for ‘Daniel Isn’t Real’ Looks Insane

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ComicCon is known for delivering the goods, and when it comes to movie trailers they didn’t slack as a brand new trailer has dropped for ‘Daniel Isn’t Real’.

The film centers on a college freshman who suffers a violent family trauma and as a result resurrects him childhood imaginary friend to help him deal with the trauma.

But his imaginary friend, Daniel, has more sinister plans.

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‘Blood Paradise’ Clip Drops

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A brand new clip from the upcoming film ‘Blood Paradise’ gives fans a glimpse into the kind of brutality that is in store when the film officially arrives.

According to the synopsis: “Reeling after her latest novel flops, best-selling crime writer Robin Richards (Andréa Winter) is sent by her publisher to the Swedish countryside to regain inspiration. Instead of relaxation, she comes across an assortment of peculiar and possibly dangerous characters. The beautiful and stylish young woman soon discovers just how dangerous farm life can be.”

Check out the clip below, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting:

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