Tough going for this killer
With a bit of digging, we discovered it was none other than a new Friday the 13th was at the center of these development talks.
Last we heard, a sequel penned by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift had not yet been given the green light. Needless to say, I was surprised to hear that a follow-up was possibly being re-tooled to match the “found footage” fad that horror has been latching onto, especially after Apollo 18‘s dismal box office performance. (Time will soon tell if audiences will respond to Paranormal Activity 3 and if the “found footage” sub-genre has legs.)
Brad Fuller at Platinum Dunes assured us today, however, that there is still no movement on any sort on sequel to Dunes’ 2009 production. He would not confirm or deny the company was fielding ideas from other writers. “There’s no other place I’d rather be than Crystal Lake right now,” he told us.
One has to remember that, beyond Platinum Dunes, a few entities need to agree to another Friday the 13th, including Paramount, New Line and Sean Cunningham. Until they align and the studios give a green light, don’t expect a sequel.
Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor