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Paramount Sets Date for Next Friday the 13th Film!

Friday the 13th posterA new Friday the 13th film is indeed coming.  And Paramount has confirmed this by locking in a release date of March 13, 2015.

Yes, that's a Friday the 13th.  (The 13th also falls on a Friday in February and November of that year.)  And no, an official title has not been revealed (will it be Friday the 13th 2?  Friday the 13th: Part 2?  Friday the 13 with some sub-title attached?)

We learned in June that Warner Bros. relinquished the rights to the franchise and gave them back to Paramount.  The studio had five years to get a new entry in theaters before those rights reverted back to WB.

There are no further details other than that.  We know Platinum Dunes will be producing the film.  But there is no director and there are rumblings of the producers looking for a "found footage" approach.  

We'll keep you posted as more comes in.


  • Timotheos

    Please, No found footage.

  • Yezenia Kren-Colon

    I agree, no found footage please?!?

  • nikka69

    found footage and jason together sounds like a horrible idea

  • ~Adam~

    Hope they ditch Mears in favor of a return to Hodder. Not a fan of humanizing Jason and having him be a guy who takes prisoners and is just misunderstood. He’s an unstoppable killing machine who can’t be reasoned with and kills anything and everything in sight. Hodder played that aspect of him best and gave him the little nuances that became so iconic.

  • LORD KAYOSS

    If it sounds like a bad idea, it probably is. Remember Jason in space. No found footage. Its time to go old school. Show the current generation what made these movies so great.

  • Str33tJustus

    Bring back Mears and abandon the found footage approach. Just give me Jason in snow, please and thank you.

  • Eizzy IceBorne

    I can get along with the found-footage-idea, if it just would be some single scenes. It worked out quite well in the past time. But a whole “Friday” shot in FF-Style would be big fail.

  • Michael

    “We learned in June that Warner Bros.
    relinquished the rights to the franchise and gave them back to
    Paramount. The studio had five years to get a new entry in theaters
    before those rights reverted back to WB.”

    Shouldn’t this read “before those rights reverted back to Paramount”? I’m confused.

    And to add my thoughts on the ‘found footage’ idea… Are they kidding? Are the producers 5 years behind the rest of the world? After the Blair Witch Project, I’ve never liked the found footage angle, but it has worked on occasion for some films. I think the writings’ on the wall by now, though. Box office returns don’t seem to be that hot on these anymore. Of course, they cost nothing to make and that does sound like Paramounts’ ongoing approach to this series… Oy.

  • Michael

    “We learned in June that Warner Bros.
    relinquished the rights to the franchise and gave them back to
    Paramount. The studio had five years to get a new entry in theaters
    before those rights reverted back to WB.”

    Shouldn’t this read “before those rights reverted back to Paramount”? I’m confused.

    And to add my thoughts on the ‘found footage’ idea… Are they kidding? Are the producers 5 years behind the rest of the world? After the Blair Witch Project, I’ve never liked the found footage angle, but it has worked on occasion for some films. I think the writings’ on the wall by now, though. Box office returns don’t seem to be that hot on these anymore. Of course, they cost nothing to make and that does sound like Paramounts’ ongoing approach to this series… Oy.

  • curlydewd

    PLEASE NO KANE HODDER!!!! I know people are sentimental and loyalist, but I think Mears murdered the role to perfection. Humanizing him makes him more “believable” (as believable as a drowned little boy coming back from the dead can get….lol). Look at Dahmer, Gacey, Zodiac killer, all were “normal” every day people. They were your neighbors, your coworkers, your FRIENDS. The fact that someone with human emotion (Mears’ Jason) can commit such hideous murders and feel nothing is beyond the realms of frightening as opposed to someone who is a shell of a human Hodder’s Jason) just killing because he’s on automatic pilot. The physicality of Mears’ Jason was far more menacing because this F%$&%#r actually chased your ass. Unlike Hodder’s Jason who just walked and walked and walked while YOU ran and still somehow magically caught up to you. Stick with Mears. Also, please NO FOUND FOOTAGE! I hated the fact that they crammed 3 FT13 into one….I wish they would have just remade the original, and taken it from there. Would be amazing for them to do a prequel, so we could get more of Pamela Voorhees, the Original Bad ass!

    • Polite_Werewolf

      I agree. I also found Mears’ portrayal to be more physically intimidating than Hodder’s. I’ve actually met both actors and Mears is probably one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, which I find kinda funny.

  • Neil Mcclure

    omg yeeeeeeeeeeeees! but for the life NO SHAKEY HANDCAMS :-(

    Excuse the shooting lol

  • 1Max_Wedge1

    I am looking forward to this but I hope they don’t do the found footage thing. I those movies but not in association with Friday the 13th.

  • Juan Asilo

    hope their making it better.

  • vaempires

    Crazy question … but does anyone have an email addy for a person of authority over at Paramount?