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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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New Clip from ‘The Quake’ Shows Carnage in Action

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John Andreas Andersen’s ‘The Quake’ is set to arrive in  limited theaters, On Demand, iTunes and Amazon Prime Video December 14, 2018, but a new clip has surfaced to give you a glimpse into what’s in store when the movie finally drops.

According to the synopsis:

“In 1904 an earthquake with a 5.4 magnitude on the Richter scale shook Oslo. Its epicenter was in the Oslo Rift which runs directly through the Norwegian capital. There are recorded quakes from the rift on a daily basis and geologists cannot be sure, but arguments indicate that we can expect major future earthquakes in this area. When – nobody can say for certain – but we know that the density of people and infrastructure in Oslo is significantly more vulnerable today than in 1904.”

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‘The Harrowing’ Tells the Story of the Wrongly Accused

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Nothing rings in the Christmas holiday quite like a good murder mystery flick, right?

Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment has announced a Christmas Day VOD launch of ‘The Harrowing’ which tells the tale of a man wrongly accused of being responsible for the brutal, ritualistic killing of his best friend, and his dangerous journey to uncovering the truth.

According to the synopsis:

“The horror/thriller follows a Vice Detective (Matthew Tompkins), who is wrongly accused of the ritualistic murder of his best friend. Bent on finding the truth, he is plunged into Hell when he goes undercover and discovers the truth behind a demonic myth.”

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‘Curse of the Blind Dead’ Marks the Return of the Blind Dead

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Amando de Ossorio’s ‘Tombs of the Blind Dead’ first debuted back in 1972 which kicked off the “Blind Dead” series, and now a new film is ready resurrect the blind dead, on the screen that is.

Arriving in early 2019, the film’s synopsis says that:

“In the Thirteen century, a group of Satan worshipers, the Knight Templars, is captured during a ritual and brutally murdered by the locals. Just before the execution, the Knights swear to return from their graves to haunt the village and the nearby forest. Centuries later, in a post-apocalyptic future, a man and his daughter try to survive against both the Undead Knights and a sect commanded by a mad preacher.”

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