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
“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.
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