Friday The 13th Sequel Gets An Official Release Date

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Last night, news broke announcing the official release date to the sequel to 2009’s Friday the 13th remake. And as it should be, Paramount Pictures is making a reservation for you on the first Friday the 13th of 2015, that is March 13, 2015.

Other than the date and the rumor that Platinum Dunes may be returning to produce, not much else is known. No writers have been named, no director has been selected, no news whether or not Derek Mears will don the mask again, and no word on which of the original films this sequel will repackage.

There is, however, talk that Friday the 13th, 2015, will follow a found-footage format. I can understand the attraction for filming in this style — historically there have been many scenes in the franchise that lend themselves to the format — but I think it would be a huge mistake. Also, doing so would require a major detour away from any of the original story lines. And the omnipresent camera allows us, the audience, to enjoy all aspects: the kills, the fearful faces, the naked shower scenes, the deflowering the virgin scenes, the hunt, the stalking, the weapon selection, etc. So, again, found-footage and Friday the 13th just doesn’t work.

Back in June we reported that Platinum Dunes, the production company behind the 2009 remake, is partnering with Paramount for a followup to their version Friday The 13th. Then we reported on the potential found footage angle the studio was pursuing (in short, BD has heard from multiple sources that Paramount is pretty into the found footage thing for this. While you can’t blame them given the financial success and low risk of the PA movies – I think it’s the EXACT WRONG approach for a F13 film. I like it for some stuff… just… not this).

Let us know in the comments section below if you think a found-footage Friday the 13th is right or wrong.

We’ll keep you posted as news develops on this story.

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